Accession Number : AD0658542

Title :   DIRECTIONAL WAVE SPECTRA MEASUREMENTS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BENEATH THE BAY BRIDGE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rank,P. H. ; Zepko,G. W. ; Mercier,J. A.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A program of experiments was carried out at the Naval Research Laboratories Chesapeake Bay Bridge Laboratory to assess the directional resolving capabilities of a particular array of five wave elevation detectors. It is desired to be able to distinguish waves both by their wave lengths and elevations and by their directions of propagation as part of an NADC sponsored study on surface wave modifications. The collected data were analyzed and rather good success was had in deriving directional wave spectra. Recommendations are made to further improve the experimental procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, INSTRUMENTATION), DETECTORS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, DETECTORS, WIND, OCEAN CURRENTS, MEASUREMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, CHESAPEAKE BAY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE