Oceanographic and Meteorological Conditions during a Ship Mooring Force Study.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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The objectives of this experiment were to determine mooring loads on cables mooring a ship in the open and to collect data on the environmental forces waves, currents, and wind producing these loads. Waves and current data collected about 3 km from shore at Duck, North Carolina, are summarized. Six-hourly wave heights, periods, and spectra 15-min average values of current speed and direction and wind speed and direction are presented for the period between 1900 hours 14 November 1983 and 1430 hours 17 November 1983. The response of the coastal wave and current fields to passage of a local wind system is illustrated. Keywords Mooring of ships Ocean-atmosphere interaction Ocean waves--Statistics Ocean currents--Statistics Wind waves--Statistics Hydrodynamics.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering