Accession Number : ADA314463

Title :   Wave Information Studies of US Coastlines. Wave Information Study Annual Summary Report, Gulf of Mexico 1994.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Tracy, Barbara A. ; Cialone, Alan

PDF Url : ADA314463

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Under the Wave Information Studies authorized by Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a 'nowcast' system has been instituted to make U.S. coastal wave information available to users. The WIS nowcast adds yearly updates to the original database and meets the needs of coastal engineers who need recent wave information. The nowcast wave hindcasts use monthly wind information from the National Meteorological Center to drive the WIS wave hindcast model. Measured wave buoy data, available several months after being recorded, are used to verify the numerical hindcasts. When the completed hindeast has been verified with measured data, the nowcast information is transferred to the Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS) on the World Wide Web computer network. This report, the first in a series of annual GOM nowcast reports, discusses the WIS 1994 Gulf of Mexico (GOM) wave hindcast for U.S. nearshore coastal stations in the gulf.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *OCEAN WAVES, *SHORES, *MEXICO GULF, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, STATIONS, MEASUREMENT, COASTAL REGIONS, INSHORE AREAS, WIND, METEOROLOGY, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENGINEERS, MARINE ENGINEERING, BUOYS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE