WAVE SPECTRA ESTIMATED FROM WAVE RECORDS OBTAINED BY THE OWS WEATHER EXPLORER AND THE OWS WEATHER REPORTER (2)
Final technical rept. no. 3
NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
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As a part of the problem of developing numerical wave forecasting procedures for the North Atlantic Ocean, selected sequences of the weather maps for the North Atlantic for which wave data were known to be available were studied in detail for the five year period beginning in April 1955 and ending in March 1960. Data from a hurricane in September 1961 have also been analyzed. Certain dates and times of observations were selected for a variety of reasons for study. For these dates and times, the National Institute of Oceanography provided copies of the wave records that were obtained by the OWS Weather Explorer and by the OWS Weather Reporter. In total, about 800 wave records were provided, and a complete spectral analysis has been made for 390 of these records. This report presents in tabular and graphical form the results of these analyses.