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Title: Evaluation and application of the wave information study for the Gulf of Mexico
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Gulf of Mexico
Wave Information Study
Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center
Wave conditions
Shallow water
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-48.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: The Wave Information Study (WIS) for the Gulf of Mexico (WIS Report 18) provides a wave climate for the U.S. shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico 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. The results of that study are reported in WIS Report 28 (Hubertz and Brooks, in publication). This CETN provides a brief summary of that hindcast and guidance on the use of the earlier WIS study.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section I Waves and Coastal Flooding; Navigation

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