Accession Number:

ADA159393

Title:

Standardized Wind and Wave Environments for North Pacific Ocean Areas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

599.0

Abstract:

This report is a source document for specifying wind and wave conditions for the North Pacific Ocean. The data are derived from the U.S. Navys Spectral Ocean Wave Model SOWM hindcast wind and wave climatology. Some initial efforts by the Navy to synthesize the hindcasts into design tools are presented in this report. The report provides seasonal and geographic distributions of wind and wave parameters and specifies mathematical models by which wave spectra, required by any ship seakeeping performance methodology, can be developed. Long-term extreme wave predictions for fatigue analysis are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE