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# Rayleigh Distribution and Deep Water Waves Quiz

"Rayleigh Distribution in Deep Water Waves" Quiz Test your understanding of the Rayleigh distribution and its application in describing wave heights in deep water. Explore the statistical properties and theoretical considerations related to wave elevation using this distribution.

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### What distribution is used to describe wave heights in deep water when waves are not too steep?

Rayleigh distribution

### What is the probability density function for the Rayleigh distribution of wave heights?

$p(H) = \dfrac{H}{4\sigma^2} e^{-\tfrac{H^2}{8\sigma^2}}$

### In practice, what is often ignored when considering the wave heights' distribution?

Wave period variability

### For what type of spectrum is the Rayleigh distribution theoretically valid?

<p>Narrow spectrum</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What do observations show about the wave heights in broader spectra?

<p>They more or less obey a Rayleigh distribution</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What distribution is used to describe the wave heights in deep water with waves not too steep?

<p>Rayleigh distribution</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the probability density function for the Rayleigh distribution of wave heights?

<p>$p(H) = \dfrac{H}{4\sigma^2} e^{-\tfrac{H^2}{8\sigma^2}}$</p> Signup and view all the answers

### For what type of spectrum is the Rayleigh distribution theoretically valid?

<p>Narrow spectrum</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What parameter can be related to each other using the Rayleigh distribution according to the text?

<p>Parameters determined by wave-by-wave analysis and spectral analysis</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What type of distribution have observations shown the wave heights to more or less obey, even for broader spectra?

<p>Rayleigh distribution</p> Signup and view all the answers

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