wave height


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wave height

[′wāv ‚hīt]
(oceanography)
The height of a water-surface wave is generally taken as the height difference between the wave crest and the preceding trough.
(physics)
Twice the wave amplitude.
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At a single measurement point, the random nature of wave phases and the narrow spatial localization of high waves make it unlikely to capture 3D moving groups at the apex of their development, an apex that generally represents the highest crest or wave height that can occur anywhere within a sea surface area.
1] and 2 m, current velocity and wave height, respectively).
We also applied similar flags that warned about possible large errors in the range, backscatter coefficient and significant wave height (flags 7, 11, 12, 13 in the RADS database).
The variation of efficiency by wave height and period versus slip is negligible.
It matches the observed wave statistics along the US coasts [19] but does not necessarily hold for semi-enclosed seas where remote swell is almost absent and the wave height is mainly governed by local storms.
The Tohoku-oki tsunami was the first to be measured by multiple DARTs right near where the quake happened, and was also the first mega-tsunami--with wave heights more than 1 meter in the open ocean--ever detected in real time.
Further on, we make an attempt to identify potential changes in the wave heights in strongest storms based on 99%-iles and 95%-iles of the modelled significant wave height for each calendar year.
Combining wave height and wave duration data with other weather factors helps modelers parse through hurricanes with much finer resolution.
We analyzed sand wave length [lambda], sand wave height A, crest elevation tic, trough elevation tit, and sand wave asymmetry A in the detrended bed elevation profiles (Figure 4).
Wave height increasing is also the consequence of constant wind flow, stable in time and direction.
However, the basic wave parameters (such as the 6-hourly significant wave height, the mean zero-upcrossing wave period and the mean wave direction) are presented as an average of a 1.
Also, it has not been possible to find what procedure was originally used for passing from the diagrams to the dimensionless coordinates of wave height, time-period and length.