OCEAN WAVE MEASUREMENT EXPERIENCES IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

Operating experience gained during the course of two ocean data gathering programs-the Gulf of Alaska Wave and Wind Measurement Program (GAWWMP) and the Bering Sea Oceanographic Measurement Program (BOMP)-is described. GAWWMP was designed to acquire ocean wave data at five locations and wind data at three locations spread across the Alaska Shelf over a period of 21 months. In BOMP, ocean waves were measured at two buoy cluster locations in the St. George Basin area and wind at two locations in the Pribiloff Islands for two years. Field measurements are analyzed extensively and revisions of the system are discussed. Difficulties encountered in both programs are described in order that others may benefit from these experiences in planning ocean wave/wind measuring programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual OTC held in Houston, Texas April 30-May 3, 1979, Volume 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • McLeod, W R
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00195855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM