wave height


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wave height

The vertical distance between trough and crest, usually expressed in feet. See also wave.
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"Increases in wave height, and changes in other properties such as wave direction, will further increase the probability of coastal flooding."
On seaboards of extreme northern Luzon, coastal waters will also be moderate to rough with wave height reaching up to 2.8 meters.
"During this storm, the significant wave height reached 14.9m.
By using this equation the wave height can also be calculated based on the wave equation below [19].
Wind will be light to moderate northwesterly with speed of 8-28 km/h; the maximum temperature expected is between 22-24 degrees Celsius, and the sea state is light to moderate with wave height between one to four feet, Al-Qarawi said.
Measuring the distribution of wave height in a given harbour layout should be related to the ship motion [1].
Here we consider the effects of wave height on the performance of the bottom trawl used by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, to conduct its annual eastern Bering Sea (EBS) trawl survey (henceforth referred to as "the survey trawl"; Conner and Lauth, 2016).
In its weather bulletin, the Meteorology Department indicated the following: - Moderate summer weather controls the eastern basin of the Mediterranean - Expected temperatures: On the coastline: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius On the mountain range: 13 to 23 degrees Celsius In the inlands: 14 to 32 degrees Celsius - Wind: South-westerly during the day, with speed gusting at a 10 to 35 km/h - Visibility: medium, worsens sometimes due to fog formation - Relative humidity on the coast: between 50 and 80 percent - Sea condition: Moderate wave height, water surface temperature 29 degrees Celsius - Sunrise: 06:10 hrs - Sunset: 19:07 hrs R.H.
Each system was simulated under the following oceanographic conditions: water current velocity of 0.5 m [s.sup.-1] and 1 m [s.sup.-1] and wave height of 2 and 5 m with 10 s period, considering that the system faces these conditions in a perpendicular or parallel direction with respect to its main line.
Reliable estimation of extreme values of wave height is an important prerequisite to the design of coastal and offshore structures [1, 2].
Characteristics such as the breaking index, the wave height, the water depth, and the maximum particle velocity at the breaking point are studied and the breaking indices are compared with those obtained by Grilli et al.