Southern California Hindcast Wave Information
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Wave information is summarized at 29 stations near the southern California coast from Point Conception to the Mexican border. The wave information is obtained from a 20-year hindcast using meteorological information over the North Pacific and the southern California region for the period 1956 to 1975. The wave climatology in the area is summarized by a tables of percent occurrence of wave height, period, and direction, b tables of yearly mean and maximum wave height, c wave rose diagrams, and d return period wave heights for each station. The wave information from the hindcast period is compared to wave measurements at nearby locations for differing time periods, to measurements at two locations coincident in time, and to previous wave hindcasts in the area, in order to validate the results of the present study.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography