Accession Number : ADA259413
Title : Verification of the Gulf of Mexico Hindcast Wave Information
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Hubertz, Jon M ; Brooks, Rebecca M
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : The Wave Information Study (WIS) for the Gulf of Mexico (WIS Report 18) provides a wave climate for the US shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico based on simulation of 20 years of weather data from the period 1956-1975. During these years, few wave data exist with which to evaluate the adequacy of the total hindcast procedure, which includes derivation of pressure charts, translation of these into wind estimates, and then calculation of wave conditions. In 1991, CERC conducted a 1-year hindcast of the Gulf of Mexico for the year 1988 and evaluated the model results against extensive wind and wave measurements now available in order to provide guidance on the quality of the previous hindcast work. This report provides a summary of that hindcast and guidance on the use of the earlier WIS study.... Gulf of Mexico, Hindcast, Waves.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES , *WIND , *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , SIMULATION , MEASUREMENT , PRESSURE , WIND VELOCITY , MEXICO GULF , CHARTS , GUIDANCE , CLIMATE , MODELS , WEATHER , COASTAL REGIONS
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE