WAVE STATISTICS ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF EGYPT

M. Manohar, I.E. Mobarek, A. Morcos, H. Rahal

Abstract


As a forerunner of a comprehensive study of wave and energy climate of the Nile Delta coast covering a period of more than 50 years, wave measurements taken in 3 locations along the coast in the year 1972 were statistically analysed. Shortcut methods based on statistical approach were used to analyse the wave records enabling quicker analysis. Spectral analysis of the wave records indicates narrow spectral band similar to Raleigh distribution. The histograms and frequency distribution curves of significant wave heights, and the relationships between various statistical prarameters such as H , H,,,„, H,,„ and H also max 1/10' 1/3 rms agree closely with Raleigh distribution curves and parameters enabling the use of Raleigh distribution function in subsequent studies. Finally since the wave characteristics and wave energy climates are most important in the analysis of coastline changes, they are drawn from the data obtained from the analysis.

Keywords


statistics; Egypt; wave statistics

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