Wave Statistics from Hurricane Dora (Coastal Engineering Conference in Santa Barbara, California, October 1965)

by J. Ian Collins,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 59-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


Detailed statistical investigations of observed waves at Panama City, Fla., during Hurricane Dora are presented. Some of the effects of nonlinearities are shown, and correlation of ordinary wave statistics such as heights and periods with wave spectra are attempted. A method of estimating the wave spectrum from significant wave height and mean wave period is proposed and investigated. The derivation of significant wave height and wave period from the spectrum is shown.

Subject Headings: Wave spectrum | Wave height | Statistics | Hurricanes and typhoons | Ocean waves | Coastal engineering | Developing countries | Nonlinear waves | Panama | Central America

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