Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 10 Issue 02

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Volume 10, No. 2
Pages 90 - 92

Wave Height Measurements From HF Radar

Hans C. Graber Malcolm L. Heron
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Nearshore and inner shelf dynamics are forced principally by radiation stress gradients induced by shoaling and breaking waves. Waves in shallow water refract due varying bottom topography. Thus the wave climate can vary significantly alongshore. Remote sensing offers the only opportunity to obtain high-resolution spatial information about the shoaling wave field.


Graber, H.C., and M.L. Heron. 1997. Wave height measurements from HF radar. Oceanography 10(2):90–92, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1997.32.