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Ocean Waves


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Preface; 1. Description of random seas; 2. Spectral analysis; 3. Wave amplitude and height; 4. Wave height and associated period; 5. Sea severity; 6. Estimation of extreme wave height and sea state; 7. Directional characteristics of random seas; 8. Special wave events; 9. Non-Gaussian waves (waves in finite water depth); Appendices; References; Index.

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Describes the stochastic method for ocean wave analysis - vital information for design and operation of ships.


'The book gives a good introduction to stochastic and probabilistic analysis of random ocean waves and contains examples of practical applications to the design and safe operation of ships and ocean structures.' L. Debnath, Zentralblatt MATH
"...thought-provoking...One of the best parts of the book is his treatment of the theory of extreme wave prediction, which is elegantly set out...Ochi has done us a service by collecting together the statistical theory relevant to the interpretation of wave data...a book which you will want on your shelves..." Ocean Challenge

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