Accession Number : AD0807325

Title :   CO-CUMULATIVE SPECTRUM CURVES FOR THE PIERSON-MOSKOWITZ (PM) SPECTRUM.

Descriptive Note : Informal manuscript,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Blumenthal, Richard ; Beauchesne, Raymond ; Marcus, Julius

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Lines of wind duration compiled from an equation derived by Pierson et al are superimposed on the co-cumulative spectrum curves. A table showing durations required for fully developed seas is presented for use in connection with the PM spectrum. A comparison between the durations required for 95 percent maximum height wave development for the co-cumulative curves in H.O. Pub. No. 603 and the PM spectrum indicates much faster wave growth for the PM spectrum at wind speeds over 20 knots. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WIND), (*OCEAN WAVES, MECHANICAL WAVES, TABLES(DATA), OCEANS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, VELOCITY, GRAPHICS, POWER SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE