This paper presents a comparison of some of the available methods for wave record analysis to obtain important wave characteristics. In contrast to the spectral techniques used in scientific investigations, described methodology is directed toward operational use in the design of small projects where visual inspection of the ocean wave record is normally employed. The basic wave records used in this study were obtained from a location near the entrance of Santa Cruz Harbor, 65 nautical miles south of San Francisco Bay, California. This information is supplemented by wave records from San Francisco Bay near the San Francisco Marina. Based on the analysis of records at Santa Cruz Harbor, a satisfactory approximation of wave parameters may be obtained using the simple procedures outlined in this paper.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1089-97

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  • Accession Number: 00050945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM