WAVE FORECASTING FOR THE WEST COAST OF IHDIA

J. Dattatri, P.S. Renukaradhya

Abstract


The applicability of the general Wave Forecasting procedures like the SMB and the PNJ methods, to the Indian coasts is studied. The study consisted in analysing the bynoptic charts to obtain the necessary wind characteristics. The computed wind characteristics were used in the above Forecasting methods to yield significant wave heights These were compared with the wave characteristics as recorded by a sub-surface pressure type recorder after suitable modifications to account for the attenuation of wave pressure with depth. The predicted wave heights compare well with the recorded wave heights and the SMB method predicts wave heights better for the case studied.

Keywords


wave forecasting; India

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