A Conditional Mean Second Order Wave Theory

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In a stationary stochastic sea state the mean wave profile and associated wave kinematics conditioned on a given wave elevation at a specified point in spaced or time are derived. The results are based on the second-order, unidirectional, deep water Stokes' wave theory, but can easily be extended to other moderate non-linear wave formulations. The application of the proposed wave theory as a design wave is discussed together with methods to overcome convergence problems associated with wideband wave spectra.
Effective start/end date01/06/199431/12/1999