Summary of Annual Wave Power for Ten Deep Water Stations along the California, Oregon and Washington Coasts
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB
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The conclusions reached in this report are based on wave statistics for ten locations on the California, Oregon and Washington coasts, compiled in 1960 by the National Marine Consultants for the Corps of Engineers Districts. These deepwater wave statistics were compiled by hindcast procedures using meteorological records and charts from 1956 through 1958. Wave height, direction, and wave period for sea and swell were averaged monthly and annually. While sandy beaches may change as a result of changing wave conditions, rocky shorelines change very little from wave action over hundreds of years. Seasonal variations of wave power were analyzed on a monthly basis, and are graphically presented as wave power vs. period and power vs. direction.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering