New trends in ocean wave research in India

M. Baba


The studies on waves in India have seen rapid strides during the last decade. A review of the latest developments in the interpretation of shipbased observations, in wave hindcasting and in the instrumental measurement of waves is given. The new approaches in the study of short-term distributions, seasonal or year-round wave climatology and the long-term distributions are given in detail. The necessity for the consideration of nonlinear effects in the short-term distribution of wave heights and periods is highlighted. The developments in the relatively new fields of ocean wave research (in India), like the wave spectra, numerical methods in wave hindcasting and transformation, tapping of wave energy, remote sensing techniques etc. are discussed. The limitations in ocean wave research in India and a few recommendations for future research are given


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