Accession Number : ADP000375

Title :   Research Needs for Wave Data,


Personal Author(s) : Borgman,Leon E.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Research in ocean wave phenomena may be classified in different ways: 1) by wave frequency or period, 2) by probabilistic frequency or return period, 3) by environment of occurrence, 4) by area of application, 5) by potential for new results, and 6) by degree of innovation. The problems that appear important to individual researchers are conditioned by their experience within these various classifications. Four significant problem areas are selected in this paper for detailed examination and discussion of needed data. These are 1) probabilistic properties of sequences of waves, 2) the statistics of wave interaction with current and bathymetry, 3) probabilities for extremes of coastal flooding and wind-wave effects, and 4) measurement systems for wave directionality. Finally, the suggestion is made that 5-10 percent of each project budget be set aside to fund subsequent analysis of the data by another agency or university to extract information of a more general nature than that for which the project was planned.

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, Measurement, Oceanographic data, Requirements, Utilization

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE