Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Wave Measurement Buoy

  • Wanan ShengEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_69-1

Synonyms

Definition

Wave measurement buoys are the special buoys which are commissioned to measure the ocean waves (the modern wave measurement buoys may also collect the meteorological and oceanographic data, depending on the purposes of the wave measurement buoys). In most cases, the wave measurement buoys are anchored at seabed to allow some motions so to reduce the environmental loads acting on the buoy (see Fig. 1).
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SW MARE Marine Technology and ConsultationCorkIreland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Wanan Sheng
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  1. 1.SW MARE Marine TechnologyCorkIreland