Accession Number:

ADA609934

Title:

Spatial Coherence of Nonlinear, Nonstationary, Non-Gaussian Ocean Waves on a One-Mile Scale From Scanning Radar Altimeter

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

BORGMAN (LEON E) INC LARAMIE WY

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The lack of good ocean surface data on the one-mile scale is a major stumbling block for proper evaluation of proposed Mobile Offshore Base MOB conceptual designs. A general model and associated software for stationary, linear, statistical, directional wave systems have been available for some time. If that model can appropriately be used for design of marine mega-structures, then there is no problem in proceeding with conceptual MOB designs and their evaluations. However, it is known that storm waves are nonlinear to some extent. The major goal is the determination of the accuracy of the linear approximation and the type of nonlinear feature present in severe storm waves. Many frustrations and uncertainties would disappear if adequate data on the proper spatial scale were available to serve as a basis for selection of design criteria. This project is designed to examine and analyze NASA scanning radar altimeter data collected by Ed Walsh.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE