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Title: North Atlantic coast wave statistics hindcast by wave spectrum method
Authors: New York University, Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Neumann, Gerhard
James, Richard W.
Keywords: Water waves
Wave Statistics
North Atlantic coast
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 57.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: The purpose of the study presented in this report is to give information on the average wave conditions at four selected stations along the east coast of the United States between Nova Scotia and Cape Hatteras. Such information is needed as an aid in connection with coastal engineering problems involving wave action on the coast. The best information of this kind could be obtained by a comprehensive statistical study of continuous wave observations over a period of many years. Such observations, however, are not yet available, and the wave data derived in the present paper are based exclusively on hindcasts which employ theoretical forecasting methods and daily weather maps for a three-year period. By an examination of the wind systems during this period continuous wave hindcasts were made and the hindcasted individual wave conditions were statistically analyzed and presented in tables and graphs for practical use.
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