Accession Number : ADA117662

Title :   Atlantic Coast Hindcast, Phase II, Wave Information.

Descriptive Note : Final rept..


Personal Author(s) : Corson,W. D. ; Resio,D. T. ; Brooks,R. M. ; Ebersole,B. A. ; Jensen,R. E.

Report Date : MAR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 1179

Abstract : Phase II wave data have been computed for points in a spherical orthogonal grid which covers a section of the North Atlantic Ocean. Although wave data were hindcast for locations throughout this area, primary interest is in the area adjacent to the U.S. Atlantic coast. Thirty-three locations (stations) have been selected for data analysis. The 33 stations have 20 years (1956-1975) of hindcast, significant wave data (height, period, and direction) stored at 3-hr intervals. Waves generated from tropical storms were excluded in the analyses of this report. Water levels and wave heights from tropical storms will be analyzed in a separate section of the ACWIS. The purpose of this report is to present various analyses of the ACWIA Phase II hindcast, significant wave data. This report is similar in format to WIS Report 2. In fact, portions of the text are identical since both reports describe similar types of products.

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, United States, Coastal regions, Atlantic Ocean, Mathematical prediction, Mathematical models, Height, Frequency, Peak values, Bearing(Direction), Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE