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Spectral wave characteristics off Gangavaram, Bay of Bengal

Kumar, VS and Dubhashi, KK and Balakrishnan Nair, TM (2014) Spectral wave characteristics off Gangavaram, Bay of Bengal. Journal of Oceanography, 70 (3). pp. 307-321.

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Abstract

Spectral wave characteristics were studied based on waves measured for 1 year during 2010 off Gangavaram, Bay of Bengal. Maximum wave height of 5.2 m was observed on 19 May 2010 due to the influence of cyclonic storm LAILA. The wave spectrum was single-peaked during 57 of the time and the double-peaked spectrum observed was mainly swell-dominated. Low-frequency waves (0.05-0.15 Hz) were predominantly from 150° to 180°, whereas high-frequency waves (>0.15 Hz) during November-January were mainly from 90° to 120°, and during July and August from 180° to 210°. Annual average significant wave height was similar to the value (1 m) observed in the eastern Arabian Sea.

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Additional Information: Copyrights of this article belongs to The Oceanographic Society of Japan and Springer Japan.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyclone; ocean wave; sea state; swell; wave height; wave spectrum; wind wave, Andhra Pradesh; Arabian Sea; Bay of Bengal; Gangavaram; India; Indian Ocean
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2014 05:26
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2014 05:26
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/609

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