Nonlinearity in successive wave crest height statistics

Hanne T. Wist*, Dag Myrhaug, Håvard Rue

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper addresses nonlinear effects in successive wave crest height statistics. Two methods are used to derive joint distribution functions of successive wave crest heights. The first model contains second-order Stokes type nonlinearity, while the second is a parametric model based on second-order simulations. Comparisons are made between the two models. Analysis results of data from field measurements in the central North Sea are also included in order to evaluate the models. The nonlinear effects observed in the data are well predicted by the models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2001Sep 6 2001


OtherProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium Waves 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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