STATISTICS ON WAVE HEIGHTS AND PERIODS FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

This report gives the frequency distribution of wave heights and wave periods obtained from weather ships stationed in the North Atlatnic Ocean; together with an evaluation of the reliability of the visual wave height estimates comprising the basic data from which the distributions are dervied. Visual estimates are compared with values determined from stereophotographs. An additional check is provided by wave-meter measurements. It is shown that a long-normal distribution is applicable over a typical year and that this distribution is a useful guide to the determination of the incidence of a particular sea state at a given location.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Model Basin

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Brooks, R L
  • Publication Date: 1957-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1091 R&D Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM