Accession Number:

ADA158136

Title:

Extremal Analysis of Hindcast and Measured Wind and Wave Data at Kodiak, Alaska.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to provide an analysis of hindcast and measured wave and wind data for Kodiak, Alaska. The purpose of the analysis was to obtain long-term extreme wave conditions for the St. Paul Harbor at Kodiak. This study was accomplished by means of extremal analyses of deepwater hindcast data from the nearest Wave Information Study WIS grid point outside Chiniak Bay. Long-term wind measurements were used to validate the results obtained from the analyses of the hindcast data. The local wave climate and attenuation factor for swell crossing the reef into St. Paul Harbor were derived using measured wave data from the area.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE