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Title: A model for the distribution function for significant wave height
Authors: Thompson, Edward F.
Keywords: Nags Head, North Carolina
Shallow-water Gage Data
Wave Heights
Wave Models
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 81-3.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: A model based on a three-parameter Weibull distribution function is given for the longterm distribution of significant wave height. The model, formulated in dimensionless terms, is believed to provide a more general representation than the corresponding models given in the Shore Protection Manual (SPM). A procedure for using available data from a site to estimate model parameters is described. The procedure extends the use of available data and leads to a model which more closely follows the data than the procedures in the SPM. The procedure is applied to shallow-water gage data from Nags Head. North Carolina. Example problems are given to illustrate the use of the model at the Nags Head site.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2855
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