Effective Utilization of Wave Data - A Case Study
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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The Field Wave Gaging Program FWGP collects, analyzes and stores wave data from deep and shallow water wave gages around the US coastline see Figure 1. The data are used in conjunction with numerical hindcast models to develop wave climate statistics. Wave data are also used for validation of other theoretical, numerical, and physical models to relate system response to incident conditions, and for operational applications. Effective utilization of these data requires a gage deployment plan that best integrates the measured data in space and time with the models. Other FWGP efforts have treated optimizing regional gaging networks OReilly and McGehee 1991, and detailed siting of a gage once an area is selected Basco and McGehee, 1990 in a generic sense. To illustrate some of the considerations and constraints in deciding on a gaging plan for a specific area, a case study is presented for Orange County, CA.
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