The Wave Amplitude Model

Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In this chapter we explain the main ideas and open problems of the model of wind waves. It is important to include this presentation in our book since we will compare the results of neural network (NN) reconstruction with those of the wave amplitude model (WAM) model. This comparison is done to check the order of magnitude of the significant wave height (SWH) reconstructed by means of the NN. Moreover, an understanding of this chapter is useful to obtain a good comprehension of the sea phenomena such as the sea evolution, the interaction among the sea and the wind and the formulation of the problem of dissipation forces.


Dispersion Relation Wave Height Boltzmann Equation Gravity Wave Action Density 
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