Models for the Hurricane Wave Field
Comprehensive information about the wave climate in hurricanes is needed for the design of ocean structures. Several wave hindcasting models, based on the significant wave height and period concept have been proposed for satisfying this need. It is shown in this paper, by means of a brief literature survey, that the wave fields in the high wind zone of hurricanes are likely to be multiple directional and the spectra are likely to be multiple nodal. There is little reason to believe that a comprehensive investigation based on the significant wave concept will be useful.
KeywordsWave Field Wave Train Synthetic Aperture Radar Significant Wave Height Wave Spectrum
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