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Assessment of wave height distributions using an extensive field database

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Title: Assessment of wave height distributions using an extensive field database
Authors: Karmpadakis, I
Swan, C
Christou, M
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The present paper investigates the short-term statistical distribution of wave heights. Specifically, some of the most commonly applied wave height distributions are assessed using field measurements. The latter comprise of wave radar observations from 10 different locations in the North Sea and cover water depths between 7.7 m and 45 m. In total, the field database includes more than 200 million waves, making it one of the largest of its kind in this water depth regime. In using these data, the accuracy of existing wave height distributions has been examined and guidance is provided concerning the best performing models and their domain of applicability. Additionally, insights concerning the influence of key met-ocean parameters are also provided. Taken together, the results in this paper present an overview of the statistical behaviour of wave heights in finite water depths, as observed in the field.
Issue Date: Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance: 29-Dec-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/76442
DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2019.103630
ISSN: 0378-3839
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Start Page: 1
End Page: 15
Journal / Book Title: Coastal Engineering
Volume: 157
Copyright Statement: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords: Oceanography
0905 Civil Engineering
0403 Geology
0405 Oceanography
Publication Status: Published online
Article Number: 103630
Online Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering