Accession Number : AD0646991

Title :   WAVE CLIMATOLOGY AS AN AID TO SHIP ROUTING. PART II: INDIAN OCEAN AND INDONESIAN WATERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Land,Patterson B. ; Valitski,Robert

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The geographic and temporal occurence of head, beam, and following seas of specified heights is presented in isoline analyses for four representative seasonal months in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian waters. The western Arabian Sea during summer and the Indian Ocean south of 35 deg. S. during southern winter are regions of maximum occurrence of seas high enough to encourage voluntary ship speed reduction. Although the customary westward track between Cape Leeuwin and the Cape of Good Hope during the summer months lies along 30 deg. S., the charts show that about a day's steaming can be saved by deviating southward as much as 6 deg. or 7 deg. of Latitude.

Descriptors :   (*MARINE TRANSPORTATION, INDIAN OCEAN), (*NAVIGATION, CLIMATE), STORMS, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, MARINE PROPULSION, WIND, MOTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE