A statistical study of wave conditions at four open-sea localities in the North Pacific Ocean

L. A.Harney, J. F. T. Saur, A. R. Robinson
naca-tn-1493
Jan 1949


The present study of wave conditions in the Pacific Ocean was undertaken by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to investigate the following characteristics of the sea and wind which are considered to be of primary importance in the structural design of flying boats and seaplanes: Wave height and frequency of occurrence, wave length-height ratio and frequency of occurrence, wave velocity and its relation to wave lengths, wind velocity, and wave shape.

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