Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 14, 1449–1460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1449-2018
Ocean Sci., 14, 1449–1460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1449-2018

Research article 26 Nov 2018

Research article | 26 Nov 2018

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

Pedro Veras Guimarães et al.

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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.