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Shoreline directional wave spectra Part 2: instrumentation and field-measurements

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/1995
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the ICE - Water Maritime and Energy
Issue number3
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)209-214
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A device for measuring shoreline directional wave spectra is described which has successfully measured shoreline waves over a three-month period, including some major storm events. The directional energy densities have been determined using the maximum likelihood method (MLM). All of the derived wave parameters have been entered in a temporary database, which will eventually form part of a much larger permanent computer database. This database will comprise a unique set of high quality directional wave data which may be used for evaluating computational models of wave transformations and the effects of offshore breakwaters on beach evolution.