Accession Number : AD0717612

Title :   Experiments with a Free Floating Wave Buoy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Galus,Albert J. R.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : A free-floating wave meter was used to obtain a time series of wave-induced pressure variations in deep water. The meter's response was roughly checked against a piston-type pressure testing apparatus. Techniques in the operation of the meter were developed involving a slight modification in the suspension of the sensor. Power spectra of the pressure variations were obtained from the digitized wave record via the amplitude spectra given by the fast Fourier transform. Characteristics of the power spectra of the metered waves were used to evaluate the meter by comparing them with the waves that might be anticipated (on the basis of theory) from the existing surface wind field and with visual observations of the metered waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, DEEP WATER), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, DESIGN), BUOYS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, POWER SPECTRA, FLOATING BODIES, WIND, CALIBRATION, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE