Accession Number : AD0787621

Title :   Test and Evaluation of an Ocean Wave Data System.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1 (Final), 1 Jan-15 Apr 73,

Corporate Author : STORM WAVE DYNAMICS INC FORT LAUDERDALE FLA

Personal Author(s) : Richardson,Gordon ; McIntosh,Gregory S. ; Campbell,W. Graham

Report Date : 30 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Wavemaster Buoy, a free-drifting system for the in situ measurement and recording of ocean waves, incorporating the 'tuned sphere' stabilization concept and a precision accelerometer, was tested and evaluated. Static tests and two open-ocean sea trials were performed. Data was recorded by a second wave-measuring buoy, anchored at the test site. Recorded wave heights and periods varied from 1 to 5.8 meters and from 4.6 to 18.3 seconds. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Buoys, Oceanographic data, Test methods, Static tests, Power spectra, Measurement, Correlation techniques, Malfunctions, Digital systems, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE