Accession Number:

ADA455737

Title:

On Validation of Directional Wave Predictions: Review and Discussion

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-13

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report consists of supplementary materials for an article, accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, dealing with directional wave model validation by the same authors. These materials provide important background information for this companion paper, but were not included due to journal page limitations. Part I of this report provides a review of literature related to directional validation of wave models. Part II of this report discusses a number of issues that were raised by reviewers to the paper with particular focus on extensive non-directional validation of wave models. Also presented are validation of higher order moments, a summary of alternate methods of validation of directional spreading, a discussion of data-adaptive methods, and discussion of sensitivity of results to the handling of the high frequency range of the wave spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE