Experimental Study of the Excitation of Waves Inside a Bottomless Harbor.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB
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In planning enclosed areas in the ocean, such as offshore harbors for fishing or recreational boats, one has to consider very carefully the problem of forced seiches due to surface water waves. A number of papers have been written on this problem, but to the authors knowledge, only one of them has treated the case of an artificial bottomless circular harbor in the open ocean, for which the walls extend only part way to the sea floor. C.J.R. Garrett 1970 made a theoretical study of the excitation of waves inside such a harbor for the no-entrance case. The object of this paper is to evaluate experimentally the behavior of the sea surface inside such a harbor, to compare the results with the theoretical values obtained by Garrett, and to extend the observations to the case for which there is an entrance to the harbor. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography