Processed Wind and Wave Measurements from Ocean Weather Station PAPA
Technical rept. Oct 1972-Mar 1973
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP SAN DIEGO CA ELECTRONICS DIV
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As part of an investigation into the environmental conditions existing in the North Pacific Ocean, observational data collected from ships occupying Ocean Weather Station PAPA were obtained from the Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service. Wind and wave data for the fall and winter months over the period 1951 through 1971 were processed. Wind speed and wave height were examined using a computer program to construct histograms displaying data distribution a monthly basis. Data were divided into two intervals 1951 through 1961, and 1962 through 1971 to compare the two periods since their is a general belief that windwave severity has diminished during the past 20 years. The histograms included in the report show that maximum wind speed data and the mean wave height data as reported indicate a definite lessening in environmental severity at the location. Mean wind speed data show a similar trend, but of a much smaller extent.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography