Examination of the SeaSonde wave processing settings and the effects of shallow water on wave measurements

Colin W. Evans, Hugh J. Roarty, Josh T. Kohut, Scott M. Glenn

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Abstract

Derivation of wave measurements from the SeaSonde high frequency (HF) radar software is challenging when applied to the U.S. East Coast continental shelf. Shallow water depths have the capability of saturating the 1st and 2nd order Bragg, inevitably leading to imprecise estimates of the wave height conditions. This paper looks to examine the settings defined in the SeaSonde in an environment where water depth is less than 30 m within the first few range cells off of the coast of New Jersey. Wave measurements were taken from a 13 MHz standard range CODAR (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar) antenna and compared with NDBC (National Data Buoy Center) 3-meter discuss buoys located outside New York Harbor and Delaware Bay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE
Subtitle of host publicationHarnessing the Power of the Ocean
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 19 2012

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

Other

OtherOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/14/1210/19/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

Keywords

  • HF (high-frequency) radar
  • SeaSonde
  • shallow water
  • wave measurements

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