Accession Number : ADA119985

Title :   Empirical Guidelines for Use of Irregular Wave Model to Estimate Nearshore Wave Height.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Mattie,Michael G

PDF Url : ADA119985

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An irregular wave technique based on a method developed by Goda (1975) and the SPM method for predicting nearshore wave height are compared with wave gage measurements from the CERC Field Research Facility. The SPM method is a classical monochromatic approach, while the irregular wave technique attempts to represent the actual distribution of ocean waves. These two techniques have certain limitations and ranges of applicability. Comparisons with field data will better define the limits and proper use for these techniques. The performance of the models is evaluated for a variety of wave conditions and water depths. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, Inshore areas, Height, Mathematical prediction, Mathematical models, Comparison, Oceanographic data

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE