Accession Number : AD0777983

Title :   Ocean Swell Wave Groups from Wave Record Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Jul 73-29 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Raymond C. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : An investigation of the characteristics of wave groups occurring in five ocean swell trains was undertaken. To accomplish this, a definition of wave groups and their properties was developed. It was found that the average wave group period and the average maximum height in a group were essentially equal to the spectral period of maximum energy density and the significant height of a swell train, respectively. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, Group dynamics, Spectra, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE