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Title: Effective utilization of wave data - a case study
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Field Wave Gaging Program
Wave climate
Wave gages
Coast of California Storm and Tidal Waves Study
Issue Date: Jun-1993
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-57.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: The Field Wave Gaging Program (FWGP) collects, analyzes and stores wave data from deep and shallow water wave gages around the US coastline (see Figure 1). The data are used in conjunction with numerical hindcast models to develop wave climate statistics. Wave data are also used for validation of other theoretical, numerical, and physical models to relate system response to incident conditions, and for operational applications. Effective utilization of these data requires a gage deployment plan that best integrates the measured data in space and time with the models. Other FWGP efforts have treated optimizing regional gaging networks (O'Reilly and McGehee, 1991), and detailed siting of a gage once an area is selected (Basco and McGehee, 1990) in a generic sense. To illustrate some of the considerations and constraints in deciding on a gaging plan for a specific area, a case study iS presented for Orange County, CA.
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