A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF OCEAN WAVES IN THE HAWAIIAN AREA

The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate available ocean-wave and surface-wind data from the Hawaiian area in order to provide a statistical climatology of wave conditions and to explore available techniques for wave-height prediction in this area. Descriptions of the observed surface wind at Kaneohe, Oahu and wave conditions off Makapuu Point, Oahu and Kilauea Point, Kauai are presented together with suggestions concerning the physical interpretation of the results obtained. Prognostic regression equations for ocean-wave height at these two locations are derived by a multiple regression technique, and the results of tests with independent data indicate that the method may have useful application in practical wave-height forecasting. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hawaii Institute of Geophysics

    /Hawaii University
    Honolulu, HI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ho, F P
    • Sherrets, L A
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HIG-69-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM