Accession Number:

ADA277759

Title:

Index and Bulk Parameters for Frequency-Direction Spectra Measured at CERC Field Research Facility, September 1989 to August 1990

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A multiyear series of wind wave frequency-direction spectral measurements has been undertaken at the Field Research Facility of the Coastal Engineering Research Center, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Cross-spectra of surface-corrected signals from a linear array of nine bottom- mounted pressure sensors have been used in conjunction with an iterative maximum likelihood algorithm to estimate frequency-direction spectra in about 8 m of water, approximately 900 M offshore. This report provides an index of and describes a means of access to 1,505 spectral observations obtained from September 1989 to August 1990. This period represents the fourth year of data collection. In addition to a list of data collection start times, a set of bulk parameters are provided to characterize the observations. Included are characteristic wave height, spectral peak frequency and corresponding peak period, peak wave direction, and directional spread. Time series graphs of these parameters, as well as local winds and currents, illustrate some of the salient climatology.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE