WAVE ESTIMATES FOR COASTAL REGIONS

Significant information about wave climate can be obtained from aerial phots and instrument records, visual observations, and wave hindcasts based on weather charts. Estimates of wave-height data from all of these are reasonably well correlated. Observations of wave period are less satisfactory. Data from aerial phots and the spectrum analysis of instrument records in the coastal zone indicate that two or more wave trains with distinct periods are generally present. However, visual observations and most manual types of analyses of instrument records given only one wave period for each observation. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in Shelf Sediment Transport: Process and Pattern, ch5 p99-125 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MS  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Harris, D L
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERC-Reprint-23-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM