MONTE CARLO SIMULATION FORNEARSHORE WAVE STATISTICS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Chia-Chi Lu, R. Rea Strange

Abstract


To develop the nearshore wave condition in Southern California, six meteorological weather patterns including extratropical cyclones of the northern hemisphere, northwest winds in the outer coastal waters, west to northwest local sea, pre-frontal local sea, tropical storm swell and extratropical cyclones of the southern hemisphere were identified and classified. Wave characteristics in deep water, corresponding to the categorized weather patterns, were computed and then transferred to the nearshore target sites via a spectral back-refraction transformation model. A Monte Carlo simulation technique was applied to generate a synoptic atlas of the nearshore wave climate in this region.

Keywords


Monte Carlo; wave statistics; Southern California

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