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2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 624 - Ocean Waves: Theory, Measurement and Analysis

Fall, even years (3) Maa Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s consent

In this course, students are introduced to linear water wave theory and its applications. Course topics include mechanisms of wave generation (wind waves and tides), the governing equations, wave properties, wave transformation, special cases for tidal wave propagation (e.g., Kelvin waves), wave bottom boundary layer, nonlinear properties (i.e., radiation stress). Practical applications of numerical models for wind wave generation, wave transformation, the spectrum analysis for wave measurements, and harmonic analysis for tides will be introduced and demonstrated.