Stokes drift estimation for deep water waves based on short-term variation of wave conditions
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Original versionCoastal Engineering. 2014, 88 27-32. 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.01.014
The paper provides a simple analytical method which can be used to give estimates of the Stokes drift based on short-term variation of wave conditions. This is achieved by providing bivariate distributions of wave height and surface Stokes drift as well as wave height and volume Stokes transport for individual random waves within a sea state. The paper presents and discusses statistical aspects of these Stokes drift parameters, as well as examples of results corresponding to typical field conditions.