The offshore industry needs storm wave information, particularly wave statistics, for structure designs. A systematic wave hindcast study requires: data for historical storms; development of wind method; calculation of waves from winds, allowing for water depth effects; and compilation of wave statistics from hindcast data. An example of using a systematic hindcast approach for hurricane waves along the Louisiana Gulf coast is described. By dividing the overall hindcast work into separate phases and by devoting concentrated research effort in each phase, substantially improved methods were developed for hindcasting hurricane winds and waves.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting, April 2-3, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Hsu, F H
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIME #SPE 4323 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM