Accession Number:

ADA148706

Title:

An Elementary Analysis of Ocean Wave Statistics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE