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Variations in Swells along Eastern Arabian Sea during the Summer Monsoon

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A study was carried out to find the variation in wave characteristics along the eastern Arabian Sea and the influence of swells in the nearshore waves at 3 locations during summer monsoon in 2010. Percentage of swells in the measured waves was 75% to 79% at the locations with higher percentage of swells in the northern portion of Arabian Sea com-pared to that at the southern side. The significant wave height up to 4.7 m and maximum wave height up to 7.4 m was observed. The wave height was increasing from south to north with the average significant wave height at the northern location 20% more than that at the southern location due to the increase in the swell height. Waves having spectral peak period less than 6 s were not present during the summer monsoon period. There was no change in the average value of wave statistical parameters for data collected at 1/2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h interval.

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G. Johnson, V. Kumar, S. Chempalayil, J. Singh, P. Pednekar, K. Kumar, G. Dora and R. Gowthaman, "Variations in Swells along Eastern Arabian Sea during the Summer Monsoon," Open Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 43-50. doi: 10.4236/ojms.2012.22006.

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