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dc.contributor.authorHenry, Legena Albertha  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-31T18:47:17Z
dc.date.available2010-03-31T18:47:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-02
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3230
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution February 2010en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the present work, we study the statistics of wavefields obtained from non-linear phase-resolved simulations. The numerical model used to generate the waves models wave-wave interactions based on the fully non-linear Zakharov equations. We vary the simulated wavefield's input spectral properties: directional spreading function, Phillips parameter and peak shape parameter. We then investigate the relationships between a wavefield's input spectral properties and its output physical properties via statistical analysis. We investigate surface elevation distribution, wave definition methods in a nonlinear wavefield with a two-dimensional wavenumber, defined waves' distributions, and the occurrence and spacing of large wave events.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was supported by the US Office of Naval Research and the Joint Program between MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.en_US
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Thesesen_US
dc.subjectOcean wavesen_US
dc.subjectStatisticsen_US
dc.titleA study of ocean wave statistical properties using nonlinear, directional, phase-resolved ocean wave-field simulationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/3230


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