Journal of Earth System Science

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 235–237

Auto-correlation analysis of wave heights in the Bay of Bengal

Authors

  • Abhijit Sarkar
    • Meteorology & Oceanography GroupSpace Applications Centre, ISRO
  • Jignesh Kshatriya
    • Meteorology & Oceanography GroupSpace Applications Centre, ISRO
  • K. Satheesan
    • Meteorology & Oceanography GroupSpace Applications Centre, ISRO
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02702037

Cite this article as:
Sarkar, A., Kshatriya, J. & Satheesan, K. J Earth Syst Sci (2006) 115: 235. doi:10.1007/BF02702037

Abstract

Time series observations of significant wave heights in the Bay of Bengal were subjected to auto-correlation analysis to determine temporal variability scale. The analysis indicates an exponential fall of auto-correlation in the first few hours with a decorrelation time scale of about six hours. A similar figure was found earlier for ocean surface winds. The nature of variation of auto-correlation with time lags was also found to be similar for winds and wave heights

Keywords

Significant wave heightauto-correlationtemporal variability

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