Wave Measurements with the Nortek AWAC

This instructional webinar will begin by defining essential wave data products and identifying parameters of interest, wave energy distribution for various phenomena, and available techniques for measuring waves. It will introduce the Nortek Acoustic Wave and Current (AWAC) sensor and discuss its Acoustic Surface Tracking (AST) capabilities and functions. Directional wave processing techniques will be explained and the instructor will explain the SUV wave measurement technique, which allows users to measure waves from subsurface buoys in deeper water.

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify acoustic Doppler wave measurement techniques
  • Assess the most appropriate instrument for their measurement campaign
  • Understand limitations of acoustic Doppler wave measurement techniques