EXTREME VALUE AND RARE OCCURRENCE WAVE STATISTICS FOR NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC SHIPPING LANES
The existing ocean environment data bases, though much improved in recent years, are still inadequate in several respects. Sufficient information for the systematic, scientific design of new ships or the analysis of operational failures is lacking. Consequently, in 1975 the U.S. Navy initiated a project to remedy this deficiency by hindcasting and systematically collating available data collected over a 20-year period. The final product will be a new climatology of wind and waves for the Northern Hemisphere. Some initial results, concentrating on extreme and rare wave occurrences, are presented in this paper. The statistics offer substantially improved capability and are so presented as to facilitate adoption into existing procedures for analyzing performance and structural integrity.
- From the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, "Safety and the Marine Environment," held 3-7 June 1980 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Cummins, W E
- Bales, S L
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Climatology; Data management; Databases; Electromagnetic spectrum; Information processing; Performance; Seas; Ship operations; Statistics; Water waves; Waveform analysis; Waves
- Old TRIS Terms: Sea spectra; Ship performance; Wave climatology; Wave statistics
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00311128
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 15 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM