The motion of the ocean's surface is a random process describable in a statistical sense. In recent years there has been a significant improvement in the availability of instrumentation to measure the surface parameters, particularly in the short-gravity-wave and capillary-wave regimes. This paper will review the state-of-the-art of surface-wave measurement techniques, emphasizing the advantages and drawbacks of each technique.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented as Paper 74-766 at the AIAA 12th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 30-February 1, 1974. Research was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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  • Authors:
    • Guthart, H
    • Peppers, N A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 149-153
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  • Accession Number: 00131082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM