How big are the big waves in a Gaussian sea?

Citation
K. Podgorski et al., How big are the big waves in a Gaussian sea?, INT J OFFSH, 10(3), 2000, pp. 161-169
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Civil Engineering
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE AND POLAR ENGINEERING
ISSN journal
1053-5381 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
161 - 169
Database
ISI
SICI code
1053-5381(200009)10:3<161:HBATBW>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
We discuss various aspects of statistical distributions for large waves. Sp atial zero-level downcrossing waves evolving in time are considered. We cal l such a wave extremal if its crest height attains a local maximum in time. For extremal waves, the joint distribution of the wave length and the cres t height is obtained. Generally, it is observed that taking into account ti me dynamics of spatial characteristics results in distributions different f rom those obtained for static records. Some other statistical issues for la rge waves are also discussed, including the Rayleigh model for the crest he ight, the evolution of wave groups, and the myth of the seventh wave.