AN APPROACH TO AN OFF-SHORE WAVE CLIMATOLOGY

J.A.W. McCulloch

Abstract


A project to derive a wave climatology for that portion of the Atlantic Ocean between 30° and 60° N. and west of 30° W, recently begun by the Atmospheric Environment Service of Environment Canada, is described. The data base is produced from isolines of significant wave height and from plotted ship data. Details of the preparation of the basic analysis as well as the design of the remainder of the project are presented. Intermediate results will provide guidance to potential users of the wave climatology until sufficient data have been accumulated to lend statistical reliability to the analysis.

Keywords


off shore wave; wave climate

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