A climatology of hindcast sea states / S.W. Goulter.Material type: BookPublisher: [Wellington, N.Z. : New Zealand Meteorological Service, 1984?]Description: 2 volumes : illustrations.Other title: A hindcast climatology of sea states in New Zealand coastal regions [Other title].Subject(s): OCEAN WAVES | WIND WAVES | WIND WAVE INTERACTION | WAVE PREDICTING | PREDICTION | HINDCASTS | OCEANOGRAPHY | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | AIR SEA INTERACTION | STORMSHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.466.33 GOU
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"This study represents and approach to assessing sea state climatology using the same techniques as are used in marine forecasting. It is of value where actual marine data is unavailable or sparse. The project was undertaken in the National Weather Forecasting Centre, following a suggestion by Mr I.P. Brown. The hindcasts were produced by Messrs P.J. Beswik, E. Brenstrum, I.P. Brown, O. Druce, S.J. Harris, A. Quayle, and G.J. Sanders. The computer programming of the main body of hindcast tables was done by Mr A.C. Penney. The statistical analysis was undertaken by Mr S.W. Goulter who was also responsible for the initial preparation of the text. Mr S.J. Harris, Mr A. Quayle, Dr A.K. Laing, and Dr J.T. Steiner contributed to the final draft. Mr C. Thompson helped with computer editing of this draft." -- Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references.
Part I / S.W. Goulter
Part II / P.J. Beswick, E. Brenstrum, I.P. Brown, O. Druce, S.J. Harris, A. Quayle and G.J. Sanders.
Hindcasts of sea state were made using all available weather analyses, and other information for 1863 days over a seven year period using current sea and swell forecasting techniques. Hindcast frequency distributions of sea state (wave height/wind direction, swell height/swell direction, wave height/swell height, and swell height/swell direction) are presented for 10 locations about the New Zealand coast. The distributions are compared with available sea state climatologies based on ship reports. There are some significant differences although major features are often similar. The interpretation and use of the hindcast climatology is discussed.
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