Applying the wavelet transform to study the features of freak waves

Li Chung Wu, Beng Chun Lee, Chia Chuen Kao, Dong Jiing Doong, Chih Chiang Chang

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The issues of freak waves are more and more popular since the late 1980s. This study tries to use the wavelet scalogram of freak wave records to investigate the energy characteristics during the occurrence of the freak waves. Through the analysis of the wave energy and phase, it is found that as freak waves occur, the component waves will lead to constructive superposition due to similar phases. The wavelet scalogram provides the other idea to explain the features of freak waves.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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