THE STATISTICAL ANATOMY OF OCEAN WAVE SPECTRA

The statistical variations in wave energy spectral estimates for hurricane waves are examined empirically for 12 separate intervals of wave records measured during Hurricane Carla in September 1961. Measurements were made on a Chevron Oil Company platform in South Timbalier Block 63, Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 100 feet. Hurricane waves were chosen for the analysis because these waves show, in exaggerated form, the effects of departures from linearity on the statistical variability in spectral estimates. This report gives the analysis for Hurricane Carla and develops certain implications and consequences of the empirical results. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, 710 Garfield
    Laramie, WY  USA  82070
  • Authors:
    • Borgman, L E
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-73-1 Res. Rpt., CERC-TR-76-10
  • Contract Numbers: DACW72-C-0001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM