WERA Wave Measurements: Spectral Bands
© Lucy Wyatt, University of Sheffield, UK
This shows comparisons of integrated wave energy converted into a sigificant
The figure shows generally good agreement with the main differences being the
increased variability in the radar measurements (red) and an overestimation
in amplitude at high frequencies and an underestimation at the peak in the
higher sea-state conditions with a net overestimation in Hs
at these times.
- upper panel: the full frequency range and hence the traditional Hs;
- middle panel: high frequencies;
- lower panel: the peak frequency.