Date of Award

Spring 1982

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Ocean/Earth/Atmos Sciences

Program/Concentration

Oceanography

Committee Director

John C. Ludwick

Committee Member

Chester Grosch

Committee Member

George F. Oertel

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.25777/10z4-m471

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