Remote sensing of water waves

Wave flume experiments on regular and irregular waves

Matthew Harry, Hong Zhang, Charles Lemckert, Gildas Colleter, Chris Blenkinsopp

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Abstract

Laser scanning technology is a form of remote sensing which has shown, in feasibility studies, that a water surface can be measured rapidly and accurately without in-situ sensors. The adoption of a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) for wave measurements is an innovative use of state-of-the-art technology usually employed for surveying and high precision surface modelling. An experimental setup for the measurement of waves in a wave flume is detailed and the results of remote sensing of wave parameters are described. The experiment conducted involves a unique method for measuring wave parameters such as wave height, wave period and wavelength. The experiments function as a source of reliable laboratory controlled data, however it also provides a platform for the development of laser scanning technology for field measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoasts and Ports 2011
Subtitle of host publicationDiverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherEngineers Australia
Pages138-143
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780858258860
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventCoasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference - Perth, Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011
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ConferenceCoasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period28/09/1130/09/11
OtherThe Coasts and Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines related to coasts and ports. Coasts and Ports 2011 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts
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Harry, M., Zhang, H., Lemckert, C., Colleter, G., & Blenkinsopp, C. (2011). Remote sensing of water waves: Wave flume experiments on regular and irregular waves. In Coasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference (pp. 138-143). Australia: Engineers Australia.