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An experimental study of the surface elevation probability distribution and statistics of wind-generated wavesLaboratory experiments were performed to measure the surface elevation probability density function and associated statistical properties for a wind-generated wave field. The laboratory data along with some limited field data were compared. The statistical properties of the surface elevation were processed for comparison with the results derived from the Longuet-Higgins (1963) theory. It is found that, even for the highly non-Gaussian cases, the distribution function proposed by Longuet-Higgins still gives good approximations.
Document ID
19810031134
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Huang, N. E. (NASA Wallops Flight Center Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Long, S. R. (NASA Wallops Flight Center Wallops Island, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 13, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume: 101
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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