G01. Deep-water wave growth

The computation simulates the growth of waves in deep water as a function of fetch. Results are obtained with stationary computations for two fetch ranges (short fetches in G01a, long fetches in G01b).

The graph in file G01.ps Compares these computational results with data from Bretschneider (1973), Young and Verhagen (1996), and Holthuijsen (1980).

Note: quantity TPS (smoothed peak period) is used as measure for peak period.

2 groups of 2 cases are considered:

short fetch
long fetch
whitecapping by Alves and Banner, short fetch
whitecapping by Alves and Banner, long fetch


Bretschneider, C.L. (1973)
Shore Protection Manual, CERC, US Army Corps of Engineers, Techn. Rep. No. 4
Holthuijsen, L.H. (1980),
Methods of Wave Prediction, part I and II (Methoden voor golfvoorspelling, deel I en II, in Dutch), Technical Advisory Commission against Inundation (technische adviescommissie voor de waterkeringen), Den Haag, the Netherlands
Young, I.R. and L.A. Verhagen (1996),
The growth of fetch-limited waves in water of fInite depth, parts I, II and III; Coastal Engineering, 29, 47-121

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