Accession Number : ADA133392

Title :   Wave Data Acquisition and Hindcast for Saginaw Bay, Michigan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Garcia,Andrew W ; Jensen,Robert E

PDF Url : ADA133392

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : A wave-measurement system was deployed in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, for the purpose of determining the wave growth within the bay as functions of fetch and time. The wave data acquired provide the basis for development and verification of a shallow-water wave hindcast model. The hindcast model, along with 20 years of wind data, is used to perform an extremal analysis of wave conditions within Saginaw Bay. Results of the analysis show that a maximum significant wave height of about 8 ft is expected at the head of the bay. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Water waves, Shallow water, Great lakes, Michigan, Bays, Measurement, Height, Spectra, Wind, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE