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Title: Hindcast wave information for the US Atlantic Coast
Authors: Hubertz, Jon M.
Brooks, Rebecca M.
Tracey, Barbara A.
Brandon, Willie Ann
Keywords: Ocean waves--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Statistics
Wind waves--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Statistics
Oceanography--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Data processing
Water waves--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Statistics
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: WIS Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no. WIS Report 30
Abstract: Twenty years of hindcast wind and wave information is summarized for 108 nearshore locations along the US Atlantic coast and for 3 stations along the north coast of Puerto Rico. The procedures to produce this information and examples of verification against measurements are presented. Tables for each station summarize occurrences by month of spectral wave height, peak period, peak mean wave direction, wind speed, and wind direction for categories of 0.5 m, 1.0 sec, 22.5 deg, 2.5 m/sec, and 45 deg, respectively. Joint occurrences of height and period for 45-deg direction bands and all directions are presented. Finally, mean heights by month and year and maximum heights by month and year, with associated peak periods and peak mean directions, are shown. The 20-year time series of wind and wave information, including spectra at each station, are available from the WIS archive as one-line records every 3 hr. This replaces hindcast information summarized in WIS Reports 2, 6, and 9.
Description: WIS Report
Gov't Doc #: WIS Report 30
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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