Similarity of the wind wave spectrum in finite depth water part 2: Statistical relations between shape and growth stage parameters

Evert Bouws, Heinz Günther, Wolfgang Rosenthal, Charles L. Vincent

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Abstract

This paper continues the description of surface waves on finite depth water started in Bouws et al. [1985]. We present relationships between the parameters of the wind wave spectra similar to the correlation found in deep water between total energy and spectral peak frequency. In contrast to deep water the peak frequency is not the most convenient parameter to describe spectral development. The wave number of the spectral peak, however, is connected with other spectral parameters by relations that are independent of water depth or site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalDeutsche Hydrographische Zeitschrift
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography

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