RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics/Ocean Engineering

Long-Term Analysis of Wave Climate Using Short-Term Techniques

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A. Sanchez-Arcilla

Harbour and Offshore Engineering Department, Universitat Politecnica de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(2), 228-233 (Jun 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231043 History: Received June 28, 1983; Revised January 06, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


This paper proposes a number of theoretical probability distributions for variables of interest when planning operations at sea. Examples of such variables are: duration of storms, duration of calms, intensity of storm peaks, etc. The theoretical distributions are obtained by means of random process theory applied to the curve of evolution of H s (significant wave height). The model is checked with six years of wave data recorded at the north coast of Spain.

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