WIT Press


Statistical Assessment Of Annual Patterns In Coastal Extreme Wave Conditions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP130041

Volume

169

Pages

11

Page Range

39 - 49

Published

2013

Size

810 kb

Author(s)

J. L. Vega, J. González, G. Rodríguez

Abstract

The annual cycle in extreme values of significant wave height is examined by transforming the timing of the storm peaks in a circular variable, with the aim of taking advantage of the many tests devised to explore uniformity on the circle. The use of four different but complementary uniformity tests makes possible a robust assessment of the annual cycle statistical significance. Seasonality of storms in a long time series of significant wave heights, measured in a coastal zone, is examined. The presence of a seasonal pattern is statistically beyond doubt. Keywords: wave storms, seasonality, circular statistics, circular uniformity.

Keywords

wave storms, seasonality, circular statistics, circular uniformity.