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The Ages of Large Amplitude Coastal Seiches on the Caribbean Coast of Puerto Rico

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  • 1 Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, and Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes,Oceans and Ice Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • | 2 NOAA/National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • | 3 Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
  • | 4 Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes, Observational Science Branch, NASA GSFC/Wallops Flight Facility,Wallops Island, Virginia
  • | 5 Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
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Abstract

Using a process denoted here as the empirical mode decomposition and the Hilbert spectral analysis, the ages of the seiches on the Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico are determined from their dispersion characteristics with respect to time. The ages deduced from this method are less than a day; therefore, the seiches could be locally generated.

Corresponding author address: Steven R. Long, NASA GSFC/WFF Code 972, Building n-159, Room W-134, Wallops Island, VA 23337.

Email: steve@airsea.wff.nasa.gov

Abstract

Using a process denoted here as the empirical mode decomposition and the Hilbert spectral analysis, the ages of the seiches on the Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico are determined from their dispersion characteristics with respect to time. The ages deduced from this method are less than a day; therefore, the seiches could be locally generated.

Corresponding author address: Steven R. Long, NASA GSFC/WFF Code 972, Building n-159, Room W-134, Wallops Island, VA 23337.

Email: steve@airsea.wff.nasa.gov

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