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Comparison of the effect of sinusoidal and trochoidal waves on imaging through a wavy air-water interface
Author(s): Paul F. Schippnick
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Paper Abstract

The effect of one-dimensional sinusoidal and trochoidal waves on the imaging of a submerged object is compared, Images were computed for crest-to-trough wave heights of 1/4 to 1 times the maximum possible value of 1/7, where 1 is the wavelength, and for wavelengths varying from 0.3 to 10 times the diameter of the object d for the passage of one period of the wave through the imaging frame for looking straight down. It is found that the slope discontinuity or near-discontinuity at the crest of the trochoidal wave results in a greater tendency toward fission of the image than is the case for the sinusoidal wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1302, Ocean Optics X, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21466
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Paul F. Schippnick, Naval Coastal Systems Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1302:
Ocean Optics X
Richard W. Spinrad, Editor(s)

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