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Title: Wave climate at selected locations along U.S. coasts
Authors: Thompson, Edward F.
Keywords: Atlantic coast
Wave analysis
Wave heights
Pacific coast
Wave climate
Wave periods
Gulf coast
Wave gages
Wave records
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 77-1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Since 1948, the Cbastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) and its predecessor, the Beach Erosion Board (BEB) have gathered wave data from U.S. coastal locations. Staff and pressure-sensitive gages, generally shore-based, were used to obtain the data; a few gages were operated at offshore locations. Wave records were initially 7-minute pen and ink records taken six times a day, but more recently, 1,024-second digital records on magnetic tape taken four times daily have been used to determine significant wave heights and periods. Summaries of significant heights and periods for 19 gage locations provide useful information on ranges, and annual and seasonal variations of wave climate. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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