Generation of extreme wave conditions from an accelerating tropical cyclone

Callaghan, D. P., Callaghan, J., Nielsen, P. and Baldock, T. E. (2006). Generation of extreme wave conditions from an accelerating tropical cyclone. In: Jane McKee Smith, Costal Engineering 2006: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference. 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, U.S., (752-760). 3–8 September, 2006. doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0064


Author Callaghan, D. P.
Callaghan, J.
Nielsen, P.
Baldock, T. E.
Title of paper Generation of extreme wave conditions from an accelerating tropical cyclone
Conference name 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Conference location San Diego, U.S.
Conference dates 3–8 September, 2006
Convener American Society of Civil Engineers
Proceedings title Costal Engineering 2006: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference
Journal name Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J. ; London
Publisher World Scientific
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1142/9789812709554_0064
ISBN 9789812706362
9812706364
ISSN 0161-3782
Editor Jane McKee Smith
Volume 1
Start page 752
End page 760
Total pages 9
Language eng
Abstract/Summary It has been well established that tropical cyclones are able to generate large wave conditions. However, the limited fetch dimensions from the moving circular wind field often limits wave growth. Here, we look at an accelerating tropical cyclone which generated extreme wave conditions bigger than expected given its size. The generation process involved the unusual situation in which the growing wave field was trapped within the tropical cyclone's wind field, due to the system movements matching that of the growing waves. Consequently, the trapped waves experienced the cyclonic winds for over one day, resulting in twice the wave heights that would be expected with a stationary cyclone.
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Keyword Wave conditions
Tropical cyclones
Cyclonic effects
Q-Index Code E1

 
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