Author: Billy L. Edge
Release Date: 1998
Consists of papers presented at the Second International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 25-28, 1993. This work explores advances in wave measurement and quantification of ocean and lake waves, including technical knowledge and applications on wave theory, characteristics, and techniques.
"Waves in Ocean Engineering" covers the whole field of wave studies of interest to applied oceanographers and ocean engineers. It has considerable relevance to coastal engineering. The book is split into 12 sections, the first of which is devoted to the practical applications of wave studies and to the history of wave research. The rest of the book covers the measurement of waves, including remote sensing; the analysis and interpretation of wave data; estimating the properties of the extreme "Design Wave", as well as of the generality of waves for fatigue calculations; waves in finite depth, wave generation by wind and wave forecasting models; non-linear effects, and errors and uncertainties in wave data.
Author: M. D. Earle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Waves critically affect man in coastal regions, including the open coasts and adjacent continental shelves. Preventing beach erosion, designing and building structures, designing and operating ships, providing marine forecasts, and coastal planning are but a few examples of projects for which extensive information about wave conditions is critical. Scientific studies, especially those in volving coastal processes and the development of better wave prediction models, also require wave condition information. How ever, wave conditions along and off the coasts of the United States have not been adequately determined. The main categories of available wave data are visual estimates of wave conditions made from ships at sea, scientific measurements of waves made for short time periods at specific locations, and a small number of long-term measurements made from piers or offshore platforms. With these considerations in mind, the National Ocean Survey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sponsored the Ocean Wave Climate Symposium at Herndon, Virginia, July 12-14, 1977. This volume contains papers presented at this symposium. A goal of the symposium was to establish the foundations for a com prehensive and far-sighted wave measurement and analysis program to fully describe the coastal wave climate of the United States. Emphasis was placed on ocean engineering and scientific uses of wave data, existing wave monitoring programs, and modern measure ment techniques which may provide currently needed data.
Author: Robert M. Sorensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1993-10-04
Intended for coastal engineers and marine scientists who desire to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ocean waves and be able to apply this knowledge to ocean and coastal analysis and design. Provides an introduction to the physical processes of ocean wave mechanics, an understanding of the basic techniques for wave analysis, techniques for practical calculation and prediction of waves and applied wave forecasting.
Author: Clive W. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
It is increasingly clear that good quantitative work in the environmental sciences must be genuinely interdisciplinary. This volume, the proceedings of the first combined TIES/SPRUCE conference held at the University of Sheffield in September 2000, well demonstrates the truth of this assertion, highlighting the successful use of both statistics and mathematics in important practical problems. It brings together distinguished scientists and engineers to present the most up-to-date and practical methods for quantitative measurement and prediction and is organised around four themes: - spatial and temporal models and methods; - environmental sampling and standards; - atmosphere and ocean; - risk and uncertainty. Quantitative Methods for Current Environmental Issues is an invaluable resource for statisticians, applied mathematicians and researchers working on environmental problems, and for those in government agencies and research institutes involved in the analysis of environmental issues.
Author: Stanisław R Massel
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 1996-02-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book is intended as a handbook for professionals and researchers in the areas of Physical Oceanography, Ocean and Coastal Engineering and as a text for graduate students in these fields. It presents a comprehensive study on surface ocean waves induced by wind, including basic mathematical principles, physical description of the observed phenomena, practical forecasting techniques of various wave parameters and applications in ocean and coastal engineering, all from the probabilistic and spectral points of view. The book commences with a description of mechanisms of surface wave generation by wind and its modern modeling techniques. The stochastic and probabilistic terminology is introduced and the basic statistical and spectral properties of ocean waves are developed and discussed in detail. The bulk of material deals with the prediction techniques for waves in deep and coastal waters for simple and complex ocean basins and complex bathymetry. The various prediction methods, currently used in oceanography and ocean engineering, are described and the examples of practical calculations illustrate the basic text. An appendix provides a description of the modern methods of wave measurement, including the remote sensing techniques. Also the wave simulation methods and random data analysis techniques are discussed. In the book a lot of discoveries of the Russian and East European scientists, largely unknown in the Western literature due to the language barrier, are referred to. Contents:IntroductionGeneration of Waves by WindSpectral Properties of Ocean WavesStatistical Properties of Ocean WavesPrediction of Ocean Waves in Deep WaterPrediction of Ocean Waves in Shallow WaterWaves at Islands and Coral ReefsLong-Term Statistics for Ocean Surface WavesMeasurement, Simulation and Data ProcessingReferences Readership: Researchers and graduate students in physical oceanography, ocean and coastal engineering. keywords:Ocean Waves;Spectral Analysis;Statistical Analysis;Stochastic Processes;Measurement Techniques;Data Processing;Remote Sensing Techniques;Wave Modelling;Similarity Laws;Ocean Wave Spectra;Nonlinear Wave Analysis;Long-Term Statistics “The range of topics and applications is far more extensive; there is much more to tie together. The treatment is less discursive and somewhat more demanding, but always clear to a technically-trained reader … should be available to all physical and dynamical oceanographers interested in applications, and should be close at hand to graduate students and practitioners of ocean and coastal engineering.” Applied Mechanics Reviews