Accession Number:

ADA141810

Title:

U.S. Navy Hindcast Spectral Ocean Wave Model Climatic Atlas: North Atlantic Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY COMMAND DETACHMENT ASHEVILLE NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

777.0

Abstract:

Existing wave climatologies are primarily based on visual ship observations. These climatologies may be unreliable, particularly in data-sparse regions. Shipborne wave recorders have provided reliable wave data for selected areas of the oceans, but a scarcity of these data remains. This pilot atlas introduces a new, numerically derived, historical data set in the form of a wind and wave climatology. It is intended to provide the design, scientific and operational communities a more accurate representation of the overall wave climate of the North Atlantic Ocean than is available from other sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE