Measuring and analysing the directional spectra of ocean waves.
Average rating votes
COST Action 714, Working Group 3
Krogstad, Harald E.
Monbaliu, Jaak A. J.
Wyatt, Lucy R.
MetadataShow full item record
The importance of directional wave information has been recognised for a long time. However, for decades good measurements of directional spectra were limited almost exclusively to special research campaigns. Collecting directional wave climates from various sites and putting directional wave data to operational use were not a common practice. The situation has now improved. Many new instruments and analysis techniques have been developed for both in situ implementation and for remote sensing. It has become possible to extend the use of directional information over a much wider range, including many practical applications. This has opened up new possibilities. But it has also highlighted the difficulties associated with the directional spectrum. None of the present instruments can provide all the data that is required to calculate the directional spectrum in a robust way. Clever analysis techniques have been introduced that use physical and mathematical constraints to extr.....
PublisherOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea state
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationHauser, D., et al (eds) (2005) Measuring and analysing the directional spectra of ocean waves. Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 485pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-811