SailNet Community - View Single Post - Steep/Breaking Waves
View Single Post
Old 07-23-2007
tsingtao tsingtao is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Transient-Presently Alameda,CA
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tsingtao is on a distinguished road
Steep/Breaking Waves

When trying to determine wave steepness, data suggests H/L ratio of 1/7 indicates breaking waves. Bouy wave data gives height and seconds but not length (distance) between waves. Are seconds and lenght interchangeable as a practical matter? I know there are many variables other than wave height and periond but what is the proper/practical interpretation of wave data to determine when one should go or sit under a tree?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook