Marine Science

Ocean Wave Climate

Editors: Earle, M. D. (Ed.)

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Waves critically affect man in coastal regions, including the open coasts and adjacent continental shelves. Preventing beach erosion, designing and building structures, designing and operating ships, providing marine forecasts, and coastal planning are but a few examples of projects for which extensive information about wave conditions is critical. Scientific studies, especially those in­ volving coastal processes and the development of better wave prediction models, also require wave condition information. How­ ever, wave conditions along and off the coasts of the United States have not been adequately determined. The main categories of available wave data are visual estimates of wave conditions made from ships at sea, scientific measurements of waves made for short time periods at specific locations, and a small number of long-term measurements made from piers or offshore platforms. With these considerations in mind, the National Ocean Survey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sponsored the Ocean Wave Climate Symposium at Herndon, Virginia, July 12-14, 1977. This volume contains papers presented at this symposium. A goal of the symposium was to establish the foundations for a com­ prehensive and far-sighted wave measurement and analysis program to fully describe the coastal wave climate of the United States. Emphasis was placed on ocean engineering and scientific uses of wave data, existing wave monitoring programs, and modern measure­ ment techniques which may provide currently needed data.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Providing Winds for Wave Models

    Overland, James E.

    Pages 3-37

  • Practical Determinations of Design Wave Conditions

    Earle, Marshall D.

    Pages 39-60

  • State-of-the-Art Wave Prediction Methods and Data Requirements

    Cardone, Vincent J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • Wave Data Requirements for Ship Design and Operation

    Bales, Susan Lee (et al.)

    Pages 93-107

  • Extreme Waves and Loadings on Floating Vessels

    Hoffman, Daniel

    Pages 109-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Wave Climate
Editors
  • M. D. Earle
Series Title
Marine Science
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3399-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3399-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3401-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 368
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