Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
26 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 26 Nov 2018

A surface kinematics buoy (SKIB) for wave–current interaction studies

Pedro Veras Guimarães, Fabrice Ardhuin, Peter Sutherland, Mickael Accensi, Michel Hamon, Yves Pérignon, Jim Thomson, Alvise Benetazzo, and Pierre Ferrant


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Oct 2018) by John M. Huthnance
AR by Pedro Guimarães on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper introduces a new design of drifting buoy. The "surface kinematics buoy'' (SKIB) is particularly optimized for measuring wave–current interactions, including relatively short wave components, from 0.09 to 1 Hz, that are important for air–sea interactions and remote-sensing applications. The capability of this instrument is compared to other sensors, and the ability to measure current-induced wave variations is illustrated with data acquired in a macro-tidal coastal environment.