Observations of surf infrasound in Hawai‘i
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 30, Issue 24, December 2003
How to Cite
2003), Observations of surf infrasound in Hawai‘i, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 2264, doi:10.1029/2003GL018614, 24., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Received: 12 SEP 2003
 Comparison of ocean buoy measurements with infrasonic array data collected during the epic winter of 2002–2003 shows a clear relationship between breaking ocean wave height and infrasonic signal levels. In addition, infrasonic arrays allow the identification of distinct breaking zones along the shoreline. Our observations suggest that infrasonic measurements can be used in conjunction with buoys to estimate wave heights, identify regions of high wave action, and validate surface wave propagation models.