Accession Number : AD0724171

Title :   Wave Climate Study: Great Lakes and Gulf of St. Lawrence, Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Mechanical engineering rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ploeg,J.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : The report presents the results of a wave climate study of Lake Superior and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Over a period of three years, waves were recorded at 14 locations in these areas and a total of approximately 18,000 usable wave records were collected. The waves were observed with an accelerometer type wave sensor, recorded on magnetic tape, and analyzed by means of power spectral density techniques. The results have been presented in various forms, using the significant wave height and the period of the peak of the energy spectrum as the two parameters, which define a particular sea state. Some wave parameters, directly related to design criteria have been computed and included in the tables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAKE WAVES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), ACCELEROMETERS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, POWER SPECTRA, MOORING BUOYS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROBABILITY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE