Remote sensing of water waves: wave flume experiments on regular and irregular waves

Matthew Harry, Hong Zhang, Charles Lemckert, Gildas Colleter, C 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 publication20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011 (COASTS AND PORTS 2011)
PublisherCurran Associates
Pages138-143
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781622764303
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2011
Event20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period28/09/1130/09/11

Keywords

  • remote sensing
  • terrestrial laser scanner
  • wave measurement

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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 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011 (COASTS AND PORTS 2011) (pp. 138-143). Curran Associates.