Nonlinearity in successive wave crest height statistics

Hanne T. Wist*, Dag Myrhaug, Håvard Rue

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Abstract

This paper addresses nonlinear effects in successive wave crest height statistics. Two methods are used to derive joint distribution functions of successive wave crest heights. The first model contains second-order Stokes type nonlinearity, while the second is a parametric model based on second-order simulations. Comparisons are made between the two models. Analysis results of data from field measurements in the central North Sea are also included in order to evaluate the models. The nonlinear effects observed in the data are well predicted by the models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis
Pages464-473
Number of pages10
Volume1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2001Sep 6 2001

Other

OtherProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period09/2/0109/6/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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