LONG TERM WAVE PROBABILITIES BASED ON HINDCASTING OF SEVERE STORMS

Presents new procedures that can be used to estimate long-term wave probabilities on the basis of oceanographer's hindcasts of sea-states generated during the most severe storms on record for the area of interest. The method is particularly applicable to areas where available wave data are insufficient for reliable extrapolation to the long return periods that are of interest in the design of offshore facilities. Special emphasis is placed on wave crest statistics, since crest height is a more important design parameter than wave height in many applications involving bottom-founded structures such as oil production platforms. Wave height statistics are also treated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Jahns, H O
    • Wheeler, J D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 739-758
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1590 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1973 12:00AM