A note on random ocean wave characterisation

Andrea Bucchi, Ya Huang*

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The paper provides a brief description of the governing equations for linear water waves in a framework which connects key concepts for the wave characterisation such as the Pierson-Moskowitz spectrum with associated spreading functions, power spectral density functions, wave elevation and envelope, dispersion equation, intrinsic frequencies. Post-processing of real ocean wave observations via stereo imaging is elaborated. The paper clarifies the role of the modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation in evolving and predicting the formation of the rogue waves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2023 - Limerick
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9798350332261
ISBN (Print)9798350332278
Publication statusEarly online - 12 Sept 2023
Event2023 OCEANS Limerick, OCEANS Limerick 2023 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 5 Jun 20238 Jun 2023


Conference2023 OCEANS Limerick, OCEANS Limerick 2023


  • dispersion equation
  • linear wave theory
  • spectral and spreading functions
  • wave elevation
  • wave envelope

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