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Research article
22 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 22 Jan 2018

Note on the directional properties of meter-scale gravity waves

Charles Peureux, Alvise Benetazzo, and Fabrice Ardhuin

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Little is known on the short ocean wave (1 to 20 m wave length typically) directional distribution. It has been measured from a platform in the Adriatic Sea using a three-dimensional reconstruction technique, used for the first time for this purpose. In this record, while longer waves propagate along the wind direction, shorter waves have been found to propagate mainly along two oblique directions, more and more separated towards smaller scales.