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In Situ near shore wave resource assessment in the Fiji Islands

Ram, Krishnil R. and Narayan, Sumesh and Ahmed, Mohammed R. and Nakavulevu, P. and Lee, Y.H. (2014) In Situ near shore wave resource assessment in the Fiji Islands. Energy for Sustainable Development, 23 . pp. 170-178. ISSN 0973-0826

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Directional wave measurements were carried out at two different near-shore locations in the Fiji islands with the help of an underwater pressure transducer — a Directional Wave Recorder. The primary site which is located in the west of the main island in Fiji has a moderate energy potential of 9.81 kW/m at a depth of 15 m. The second site which was the focus of past wave energy measurements was also studied and the new data along with previous measurements show high energy potential at this location. This site near Kadavu Island has a near-shore energy flux of around 28.78 kW/m at a depth of 18 m. The directional spread of the waves and the nature of their occurrence are presented. Additionally, the sea states during a category 2 tropical cyclone passing about 200 km from the measurement location are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This Journal Supports Open Access
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Sumesh Narayan
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 00:31
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 04:45

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