A Bayesian method for estimating directional wave spectra from the Doppler spectra obtained by HF radar is examined using data acquired during the SCAWVEX project. Applicability, validity and accuracy of the Bayesian method are demonstrated compared with the directional spectrum observed by a directional buoy. In addition the estimated spectra are compared with Wyatt (1990) and the Bayesian method is found to be more robust against noise. Necessary conditions of the Doppler spectral components to be used to estimate a reliable directional spectrum for the present method are also discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Modelling and Simulation
- Ocean Engineering