Accession Number : AD0742946

Title :   Verification of Fleet Numerical Weather Central Wave Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Massicot,William Harvey

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Fleet Numerical Weather Central (FNWC) wave period and height analyses for a selected grid point were verified by comparison with wave conditions recorded by a coastal wave sensor at San Clemente Island, California. Forty-six per cent of the FNWC wave heights were within plus or minus 1 foot of the recorded heights, 75% were within plus or minus 2 feet, and 91% were within plus or minus 4 feet. The FNWC heights were found to be over-six per cent of the FNWC periods were within plus or minus 1 second of the recorded periods, 45% were within plus or minus 2 seconds, 66% were within plus or minus 4 seconds, and 90% were within plus or minus 6 seconds. There was no tendency for FNWC to over or underpredict swell periods, but wind-wave periods were under predicted on the average by five seconds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS), DETECTORS, HYDRODYNAMICS, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS, CALIFORNIA, THESES, WIND

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE