WIT Press


Wave Predictions Based On Scatter Diagram Data - A Computer Program

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY940182

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

803 kb

Author(s)

R. Capitao & R. Burrows

Abstract

Wave predictions based on scatter diagram data - A computer program R. Capitao, R. Burrows Department of Civil Engineering, University of Liverpool, f O Boz ^7, I^erpoof 12 7&D, CW Abstract This paper describes a user-friendly computer program containing an approach for the prediction of extreme wave climates based on the extrapolation of the scatter diagram of significant wave height H^ and mean zero-upcrossing period TZ. Following the validity tests of data input, the computer program takes into account the existence of missing data and calms and includes routines for the treatment of various theoretical descriptions of #,. Sensitivity studies have been completed to appraise the changes in wave predictions due to missing data considered either as calms or instrument failure and due to inadequacies of measurement systems to record low TZ values. The possible influence of currents on extreme wave height predictions has also been taken into account. For example pu

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