Conference Proceedings

Growth of wind waves in shallow water

LA Verhagen, IR Young

Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference | Published : 1995


The field experiment at Lake George has brought valuable data that was not yet available. The analyses done to the data has shown new insights into shallow water waves. Already from the first analyses we can derive some interesting things. The one-dimensional shallow water spectra seem to have a clear peak enhancement and tail that is proportional to f-4.5. The directional spread with two-dimensional spectra shows at the higher frequencies (twice the peak frequency) the waves move symmetrically at an angle with the wind. More analysis needs to be done to fit different kind of spectra and to find a function for the directional spread.

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