Extreme Significant Wave Heights for US Coastal Waters


Includes extreme significant wave heights, in meters, computed using peaks over threshold method on NOAA 30-year WWIII hindcast data. Extreme values for 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 year return periods were computed. Sites cover US coastlines.

Column 1: Site identifier/name
Column 2: Site latitude
Column 3: Site longitude
Column 4: 5-year extreme Hs, in meters
Column 5: 10-year extreme Hs, in meters
Column 6: 25-year extreme Hs, in meters
Column 7: 50-year extreme Hs, in meters
Column 8: 100-year extreme Hs, in meters

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DOE Project Name: Model Validation and Site Characterization for Early Deployment MHK Sites and Establishment of Wave Classification Scheme
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP 141701
DOE Project Lead: Joel Cline
DOI: 10.15473/1460413
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from September, 2016
Submitted Sep 29, 2016


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Sara Bredin
Sandia National Laboratories


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, resource, evaluation, characterization, extreme, wave, height, United States, US, waters, seas, ocean, NOAA, hindcast


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