Accession Number : AD0699401

Title :   THE ACCURACY OF PRESENT WAVE FORECASTING METHODS WITH REFERENCE TO PROBLEMS IN BEACH EROSION ON THE NEW JERSEY AND LONG ISLAND COASTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON D C BEACH EROSION BOARD

Personal Author(s) : Pierson,Willard J. , Jr

Report Date : APR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Detailed weather data and wave data for every four hours were obtained from 22 April 1948 to 31 May 1948. An attempt was made to fit the observed significant height and significant period to the forecasted significant height and significant period within the range of accuracy of the weather data. It was, in general, possible to obtain good agreement between the observed and forecasted significant heights.

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, EROSION), (*OCEAN WAVES, PREDICTIONS), ALTITUDE, ACCURACY, COASTAL REGIONS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE