ANALYSIS OF A STRATIFIED SAMPLE OF OCEAN WAVE RECORDS AT STATION KILO

Naval architects are finding wave data useful and applying the actual measurements to hull design and response prediction. As these data were taken on a different point the North Atlantic, they can therefore be used to show the variation in the sea between the two locations and its affect on ship responses. The 93 records are distributed uniformly by season. Each sample was digitized and a spectral analysis is performed, as well as scrutinized manually to determine the maximum peak-to-mean value and the mean period. The statistical properties of selected parameters, and correlations with log book data, such as observed wave height, wind speed and direction, are presented numerically and graphically. The principle characteristics and ordinates of each spectrum are listed and plotted in the Appendix to this report. In addition, the wave spectra are organized into families, based on wave height and wave period groups.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This bulletin constitutes a further addition to the literature on measured wave data. These records are from Station "Kilo" in the North Atlantic, using an approach similar to the one used in studying the previously published Station "India" wave spectra (Bulletin 1-35). Price: Members $11.00, List Price $16.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T&R Bulletin 1-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM