Accession Number : ADA262714
Title : Wave Information Studies of US Coastlines. Verification of Pacific Ocean Deepwater Hindcast Wave Information
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Hubertz, Jon M ; Tracy, Barbara A ; Payne, Jane B ; Cialone, Alan
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : The Wave Information Study (WIS) for the Northern Pacific Ocean (WIS Reports 14 and 16) provides a wave climate for the US shorelines of the Northern Pacific 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 199 1, the Coastal Engineering Research Center conducted a 1 - year hindcast of the Northern Pacific Ocean 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. Hindcast, Pacific Ocean, Waves.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES , *CLIMATOLOGY , SIMULATION , WEATHER , WIND , QUALITY , PRESSURE , TRANSLATIONS , WORK , OCEANS , COASTAL ENGINEERING , PACIFIC OCEAN , CHARTS , GUIDANCE , CLIMATE , ENGINEERING , ESTIMATES , MODELS , MEASUREMENT
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE