A 1959 paper entitled "Hurricane Design Wave Practices", attributed to the author of this article, has been widely used in the past for obtaining design wave criteria. Additional wave data and revisions in wave forecasting procedures, including computing techniques, ideas and experience, make it possible to update these techniques. Further reference is made by the author to a paper entitled "A Non-Dimensional Hurricane Wave Model" for which this discussion may be considered as an extension to the reference paper. Graphs, formulae and procedures are presented making it possible to calculate the entire deep water wave fields from model hurricane wind fields. The revisions have been applied to the U.S. East and Gulf Coast past historical hurricanes and also to the U.S. Weather Service standard project and probable maximum hurricanes for deep water conditions. The results of these calculations are presented in figures and tables and can serve as inputs for particular locations to calculate design storm surge and design wave criteria over the continental shelf to the coastline, making use of the material in the references listed by the author.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 167-195
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM