ANALYSIS OF THE WEST COAST WAVE CLIMATE

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Authors
  1. Juszko, B-A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Juszko Scientific Services, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
Surface displacement spectra, collected at five locations off Canada's West Coast over a period extending from 1984 to 1989, were used to describe the overall wave climate, spectral types and storm characteristics of this region. Offshore waters experienced the most severe wave climate, as indicated by the joint occurrence of significant wave height (HSIG) and peak period (TP). Conditions of HSIG>8m and TP>17s were observed at all locations while the most severe record was represented by an HSIG>13m and TP of 20s. Examination of the spectral types indicated a large percentage of swell dominant and multiple peak spectra which has implications towards both their numerical and parametric modelling. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DREA-CR-90-424 — Contractor Report; See also appendix (DSIS 90-04209)
Date of publication
15 Mar 1990
Number of Pages
111
DSTKIM No
90-04210
CANDIS No
66451
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Electronic Document(PDF)

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