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    Short Term Wave Energy Variability off the West Coast of Ireland


    Nolan, G. and Ringwood, John and Holmes, B. (2007) Short Term Wave Energy Variability off the West Coast of Ireland. In: European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 11-13 September 2007, Porto. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Within the context of wave energy conversion, this paper investigates the practice of using wave (frequency) spectra to characterise wind waves. In particular, this paper looks at the major shortfall of the wave spectrum - its lack of information provision on the temporal variability of the wave activity. Finally, the issue of different spectral shapes with the same seaway summary statistics (i.e. Hs, the significant wave height, and Tz, the mean zero crossing wave period) is investigated. Measured wave data recorded off theWest Coast of Ireland provides the basis for this analysis, with the wavelet transform providing the primary analysis tool.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Energy variability; wave spectra; wavelet transform; double-peaked spectra;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 4421
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 14:51
    Refereed: No
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