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General Analysis of Directional Ocean Wave Data from Heave Pitch Roll Buoys

By Stephen F. Barstow and Harald E. Krogstad


Directional ocean wave data is usually analysed using the so-called linear model of the sea surface, but experience has shown that the results may deviate substantially from the predictions of the theory, in particular in the high frequency range. A general theory is presented here which includes the linear model as a special case. Properties of commonly used parameters under the influence of currents and non-linearities are easily explained within the general theory. Some results from the NORWAVE heave/pitch/roll data buoy operated offshore Norway are also presented

Topics: Ocean waves, wave analysis, buoy measurements, Mathematics, QA1-939, Science, Q, DOAJ:Mathematics, DOAJ:Mathematics and Statistics, Electronic computers. Computer science, QA75.5-76.95, Instruments and machines, QA71-90, DOAJ:Computer Science, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering
Publisher: Norwegian Society of Automatic Control
Year: 1984
DOI identifier: 10.4173/mic.1984.1.3
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