A system which utilizes a barometer to measure oceanic waves is presented. The basic novelty of the invention lies in combining the technique of obtaining a height signal by barometric measurement and effecting crest-to-trough measurements each half cycle of wave motion, whereby a complete history of crest-to-trough and trough-to-crest measurements is recorded. The invention conveniently provides for the additional measurements of average wave frequency and significant wave height.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Marshall Space Flight Center
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35812
  • Authors:
    • HOLMES, J F
    • Miles, R T
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-951 423/GA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM