OC4610 - Wave and Surf Prediction
All the material for OC4610 can be found in the handouts. NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED
USEFUL BOOKS ON WAVE THEORY AND PREDICTION:
- Wind Waves: Their Generation and Propogation on the Oceanic Surface
Dover Press, 1965, 676 pp.
(well written book focused on deep water wave generation, propogation and nonlinear interactions; some parts are outdated)
- The Dynamics of the Upper Ocean
Cambridge University Press, 1977 (2nd edition), 336 pp.
(another good text with similar material as Kinsman's book, currently out of print)
- Water Waves: The Mathematical Theory with Applications
John Wiley & Sons, 1958, 567 pp.
(good explanation of basic hydrodynamics and wave propogation in shallow water; rather mathematical approach and a bit outdated)
- Dynamics and Modelling of Ocean Waves
G.J. Komen, L. Cavaleri, M. Donelan, K. Hasselmann, S. Hasselmann, and P.A.E.M. Janssen
Cambridge University Press, 1994, 532 pp.
(very recent: final report of the WAM group describes in detail the scientific basis, numerical implementation, and applications of the WAM model: the emphasis is on deep water)