Journal article

A classification of wave generation characteristics during large wave events on the Southern Australian margin

MA Hemer, I Simmonds, K Keay

CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

The Southern Australian continental margin is exposed to some of the largest waves of the global ocean, having been generated by Southern Ocean extra-tropical storms. Waverider buoy data from four buoys which span the full 3000 km length of the Southern Australian continental margin, supplemented with 10 years of numerical model output from the WAVEWATCH III wave model, have been used to describe the directional wave climate of the region. The buoy records include two records at the western end of the margin (a 10-year record from Rottnest Island, and an 8-year record from Cape Naturaliste); a 6-year record from Cape de Couedic in the central portion of the margin; and a record spanning 20 y..

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