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Design of an integrated shallow water wave experiment

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4 Author(s)
Young, I.R. ; Sch. of Civil Eng., New South Wales Univ., Canberra, ACT, Australia ; Dalton, M.A. ; McMahon, P.J. ; Verhagen, L.A.

The experimental design and instrumentation for an integrated shallow-water surface gravity wave experiment is discussed. The experiment required the measurement of the water surface elevation, meteorological parameters, and directional spectra at a number of locations on a shallow lake. In addition, to acquire data under a wide range of conditions, an experimental period of three years was required. A system of telephone and radio modem links were installed to enable real-time monitoring of instrument performance at eight separate measurement locations on the lake. This system also enabled logging sessions to be optimized to ensure the maximum possible data return from this extended experiment

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Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )