Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
John C. Ludwick
George F. Oertel
A wavestaff system utilizing capacitance was developed to measure wave heights in the surf zone. Data were used to test the assumption that wave height decays linearly across the surf zone. The instrument system consisted of two wavestaffs and housing which contained the needed electronic circuits and a data recorder. Acceptable frequency response for waves of period greater than two seconds could not be obtained if sensor wires were greater than 0.35 mm in diameter. The size used was 0.35 mm.
Timpy, David L..
"A Capacitance Wavestaff and Measurements of Wave Height Decay in the Surf Zone"
(1982). Master of Science (MS), thesis, Ocean/Earth/Atmos Sciences, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/10z4-m471