The project in a nutshell
The aim is to study the evolution of the directional wave energy spectrum in terms of wind characteristics, dissipation mechanisms (whitecapping) and nonlinear wave-wave interactions.
We will use stereo camera system and ultrasonic sensors to reconstruct the water surface elevation and its spectrum, an IR camera to quantify energy exchanges during whitecapping, and anemometers for measuring the wind field. LéXPLORE is ideally positioned for our study, being in deep water where bathymetry effects can be neglected, and at long fetch (for south-westerlies) where wind effect is maximised.
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