Models for ocean waves

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Zucchini, Walter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Button, Peter en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T17:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-25T17:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Button, P. 1988. Models for ocean waves. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14299
dc.description Includes bibliography. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Ocean waves represent an important design factor in many coastal engineering applications. Although extreme wave height is usually considered the single most important of these factors there are other important aspects that require consideration. These include the probability distribution of wave heights, the seasonal variation and the persistence, or duration, of calm and storm periods. If one is primarily interested in extreme wave height then it is possible to restrict one's attention to events which are sufficiently separated in time to be effectively independently (and possibly even identically) distributed. However the independence assumption is not tenable for the description of many other aspects of wave height behaviour, such as the persistence of calm periods. For this one has to take account of the serial correlation structure of observed wave heights, the seasonal behaviour of the important statistics, such as mean and standard deviation, and in fact the entire seasonal probability distribution of wave heights. In other words the observations have to be regarded as a time series. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Ocean waves - Mathematical models en_ZA
dc.subject.other Ocean waves - Statistical methods en_ZA
dc.subject.other Time-series analysis en_ZA
dc.title Models for ocean waves en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Button, P. (1988). <i>Models for ocean waves</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14299 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Button, Peter. <i>"Models for ocean waves."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14299 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Button P. Models for ocean waves. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14299 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Button, Peter AB - Ocean waves represent an important design factor in many coastal engineering applications. Although extreme wave height is usually considered the single most important of these factors there are other important aspects that require consideration. These include the probability distribution of wave heights, the seasonal variation and the persistence, or duration, of calm and storm periods. If one is primarily interested in extreme wave height then it is possible to restrict one's attention to events which are sufficiently separated in time to be effectively independently (and possibly even identically) distributed. However the independence assumption is not tenable for the description of many other aspects of wave height behaviour, such as the persistence of calm periods. For this one has to take account of the serial correlation structure of observed wave heights, the seasonal behaviour of the important statistics, such as mean and standard deviation, and in fact the entire seasonal probability distribution of wave heights. In other words the observations have to be regarded as a time series. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - Models for ocean waves TI - Models for ocean waves UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14299 ER - en_ZA


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