This is a personal contemplation on the state of ocean wave measurement, historically, and with an eye toward the future. The conceptual basis which leads to the conventional wave measuring instruments has been in practice for over six decades which is basically single point observations of three-dimensional waves. We need new conceptual advancement and new instrumentation to rejuvenate our research in stagnation. New instruments for spatial wave measurement have been on the horizon.
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P. Liu, "Contemplating Ocean Wave Measurements," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 229-233. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2013.41A019.
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