WMO report 42

Provision and engineering/operational application of Ocean Wave Data

A conference sponsored by WMO, IOC, EU, Meteofrance and CNES

Unesco, Paris 21-25 September 1998

Proceedings can be downloaded from: http://repository.tudelft.nl/view/hydro/uuid:b757f230-3a92-4984-88a3-1804d82619e8/

 

Table of contents:

COST ACTIONS AND EU PROGRAMMES IN OCEANOGRAPHY
Dr. Andrej Hocevar .............................................................................................................. 1
THE GLOBAL OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM; USER SCENARIOS
Johannes Guddal .................................................................................................................. 9
THE CONCEPT AND FEATURES OF OCEAN WAVE SPECTRA
Professor Leo Holthuijsen (keynote speaker) ................................................................... 11
SPATIAL VARIATIONS OF DIRECTIONAL WAVE SPECTRA IN COASTAL WATERS
Fransisco J. Ocampo-Torres .............................................................................................. 21
MEASUREMENTS OF SURFACE OCEAN DIRECTIONAL WAVE SPECTRA USING REAL APERTURE RADARS:
Results from the airborne radar RESSAC and presentation of the satellite-borne VAGSAT project
Daniele Hauser, Soussi Elbatoul. ....................................................................................... 31
THE USE OF HF RADAR SYSTEMS FOR WAVE MONITORING
Dr. Lucy Wyatt .................................................................................................................. 42
WAMOS - A WAVE AND CURRENT MONITORING SYSTEM
Jose Carlos Nieto Borge, Juergen Dittmer, Konstanze Reichert,
Wolfgang Rosenthal ........................................................................................................... 52
EUROROSE - EUROPEAN RADAR OCEAN SENSING
Dr. Heinz Guenther ............................................................................................................ 61
OCEAN WAVES AND WINDS FROM COMPLEXERS SAR IMAGETTES
Suzanne Lehner, J. Schulz-Stellenfleth, I. Weinreich, E. Romaneessen .......................... 69
ANALYSIS OF LONG DURATION RADAR IMAGE SEQUENCES
Joerg Seemann, C.M. Senet, H. Hatten, F. Ziemer, Jose Carlos Nieto
Borge, Juergen Dittmer, Konstanze Reichert ................................................................... 76
OCEAN WAVE IMAGING BY SINGLE PASS CROSS TRACK INTERFEROMETRY
The SINEW AVE experiment
Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth, Suzanne Lehner, R. Bamier .............................................. 91
ON THE SEA RADAR CROSS SECTION RELATIONSHIP FOR SCATTEROMETER APPLICATIONS
Antonio Bartoloni, Paolo Colandrea, Maurizio Migliaccio .............................................. 97
MEASUREMENTS OF WAVE ACTIONS IN THE OCEANIC LIMIT OF RIO DE LA PLATA ESTUARY
Gustavo Anschutz, Raul S. Escalante ............................................................................. 107
DIRECTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WAVE SPECTRA
Harald Krogstad .............................................................................................................. 117
PDF OF 3-D IRREGULAR WAVE DIRECTIONS
Akira Kim ura ................................................................................................................... 128
OPTICAL IMAGE SEQUENCE MEASUREMENTS OF SURFACE WAVES AT THE MULTIDIRECTIONAL WAVE FACILITY
Christian M. Senet, Jose R. Amoros Serret, Jose Carlos Nieto Borge ........................... 138
DEFINING THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SAFE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF SHIPS
Professor Douglas Faulkner (keynote speaker) .............................................................. 149
OCEAN WAVE DATA REQUIRED FOR USE IN THE DESIGN OF SHIPS
William H. Buckley .......................................................................................................... 162
USE OF OCEAN DATA IN MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Horst Guenther ................................................................................................................ 169
OFFSHORE INDUSTRY - PRESENT REQUIREMENTS AND FUTURE NEEDS
Dr. Coli.l Grant (keynote speaker) ................................................................................. 178
GUYED TOWER OFFSHORE STRUCTURE IN IRREGULAR SEAS: A STATISTICAL LINEARIZATION APPROACH
M. Bulgarelli, A. Carcaterra, A. Culla ........................................................................... 188
WAVE DATA AND BEACH MANAGEMENT
Hans H. Dette (keynote speaker) ................................................................................. 198
WAVE CLIMATE AND ITS IMPORTANCE ON SANDY BEACHES EVOLUTION:
Two monitoring examples of regenerated beaches
Jose C. Saotas ................................................................................................................. 210
PORTS AND COASTAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF OCEAN WAVE SPECTRA
J.L. Alamazan Garate, J.e. Nieto Borge, M.e. Palomino Monzon .............................. 219
OBSERVED WAVE SPECTRA: EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION IN OPERATIONAL
AND DESIGN ENGINEERING
Adrian Hannay, Robin Stephens ................................................................................... 224
METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
Marja-Leena Komulainen ............................................................................................. 237
ON THE BENEFIT OF ASSIMILATION OF WAVE SPECTRA RETRIEVED FROM ERS-l SAR WAVEMODE DATA
Eva Bauer, Patrick Heimbach ....................................................................................... 241
NORTH SEA WAVE DIRECTIONAL SPECTRA FOR ASSIMILATION IN WAVE MODELS
Evert Bouws ... ................................................................................................................ 251
WAVE SPECTRAL DATA FROM NUMERICAL MODELS - A comparison of wave
model results for the Baltic Sea obtained by a second and third generation wave model
Arno Behrens ................................................................................................................. 261
SPECTRAL WAVE MODELLING IN NEARSHORE ZONES
Jaak Monbaliu, Pedro Osuna, C.S. Yu ........................................................................ 270
SEA SURFACE RADAR IMAGE PROCESSING BASED ON WAVELET TECHNIQUES
Codruta Pricop, Marian J urian ................................................................................... 280
OCEAN WAVE SPECTRA DETERMINATION FROM REMOTELY SENSED DATA USING PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS
Dr. Yolanda Luna, Luisa Martin ................................................................................. 286
NON LINEAR ENERGY TRANSFER TO THE SPECTRUM OPPOSITE TO WIND DIRECTION
L.V. Lavrenov, F.J. Ocampo-Torres ........................................................................... 293
SPECTRAL WAVE CLIMATE DATA FROM SPACE-BORNE SAR
Kees Mastenbroek ....................................................................................................... 304
GLOBAL OPERATIONAL REMOTE SENSING AND MODELLING OF OCEAN WAVES
Patrick Heimbach, Eva Bauer, S. Hasselmann and K. Hasselmann ......................... 310
WAVE CLIMATE SPECTRA AND WAVE ENERGY RESOURCES IN SOME RUSSIAN SEAS
A. V. Boukhanosky, L.J. Lopathoukin, V. A. Rozhkov ............................................. 324
ESA's CONTRIBUTION TO OPERATIONAL SEA STATE MONITORING AND FORECASTING
Johnny A. Johannessen, Guy Duchossois ................................................................. 334
ANNEX: THE COST714 CONFERENCE <<PROVISION AND ENGINEERING/OPERATIONAL APPLICATION OF OCEAN WAVE DATA, UNESCO, PARIS, 21 - 25 SEPTEMBER 1998
A Whitepaper report by the COST714 Management Committee ........................... 344