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Title: Evaluation and application of the wave information study for the Northern Pacific Ocean
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Wave Information Study
Northern Pacific Ocean
Wind estimates
Wave conditions
Wave buoys
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-49.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: The Wave Information Study (WIS) for the Northern Pacific Ocean (WIS Reports 14 and 16) provides a wave climate for the U.S. shorelines of the Northern Pacific based on simulation of 20 years of weather data from the period 1956-1975. During these years few wave data exist with which to evaluate the adequacy of the total hindcast procedure which includes derivation of pressure charts, translation of these into wind estimates, and then calculation of wave conditions. In 1991 CERC conducted a one-year hindcast of the Northern Pacific Ocean for the year 1988 and evaluated the model results against extensive wind and wave measurements now available in order to provide guidance on the quality of the previous hindcast work. This CETN provides a brief summary of that hindcast and guidance on the use of the earlier WIS study.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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