The Wave Crest Sensor Inter-comparison Study (WACSIS) employed many different types of sensors to measure ocean surface waves. These sensors were attached to a steel jacket platform located in 18 m deep water about 9 km from the Dutch coast. To investigate the suitability and consistency of different wave sensors, wave characteristics at the locations of some sensors were deterministically predicted based on three other wave measurements using a Directional Hybrid Wave Model (DHWM). The comparisons between the predictions and related measurements were applied to the examination of the consistency among different sensors. As an example, a mistake of the orientation of a current meter has been found through the comparisons. This study also demonstrates that consistency among different types of wave sensors is satisfactory and the DHWM is valuable to the analysis of field wave measurements.
Analysis of WACSIS Data Using a Directional Hybrid Wave Model
Contributed by the OOAE Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME OOAE Division, October 2002; final revision, February 2003. Associate Editor: G. Forristall.
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Zhang , J., Zhang , S., and Wang, Z. (March 2, 2004). "Analysis of WACSIS Data Using a Directional Hybrid Wave Model ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. February 2004; 126(1): 60–65. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1641797
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