An Elementary Analysis of Ocean Wave Statistics,
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Ocean wave statistics were obtained from twenty recordings of fifteen minutes each. Spectral densities are presented together with amplitude distributions and the results are discussed in light revelant theories. In particular, it is shown that the sea surface fluctuation is a Gaussian statistic in the majority of cases but that non-Gaussian fluctuations are observed from time to time.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography