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Title: Assessing ocean wave energy potential and microseisms
Authors: Pellet, Lauranne 
Dias, Frederic 
Christodoulides, Paul 
Keywords: Ocean gravity waves;Microseism
Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Source: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27 April – 02 May, Geophysical Research Abstracts vol. 16
Conference: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 
Abstract: Ocean gravity waves driven by wind and atmospheric pressure generate pressure variations on the sea floor, which are at the origin of microseism. These microseisms can be recorded as a “noise” in seismic recordings by coastal seismic stations. Two types of microseism can be recorded: primary and secondary. We are interested in the secondary microseisms, which have a frequency twice that of the causative wave and amplitude independent of the depth. From the records of coastal seismic stations, we are able to determine wave characteristics (period, height). So we need to know the sea states that allow pressure variations large enough to generate microseisms. We also need to understand how pressure variations vary in space and time and how they are linked to the sea floor. We will present the results obtained for the oceanic pressure in different cases. We will also show the conditions on different parameters to obtain pressure variation able to generate microseisms. Finally, we will study the pressure with respect to different parameters in order to illustrate our theoretical results.
ISSN: 1607-7962
Rights: © Author(s) 2014. CC Attribution 3.0 License.
Type: Conference Papers
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