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Wave climate and trends along the eastern Chukchi Arctic Alaska coast

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DOI: 10.1061/41185(417)25

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Abstract

Due in large part to the difficulty of obtaining measurements in the Arctic, little is known about the wave climate along the coast of Arctic Alaska. In this study, numerical model simulations encompassing 40 years of wave hind-casts were used to assess mean and extreme wave conditions. Results indicate that the wave climate was strongly modulated by large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns and that mean and extreme wave heights and periods exhibited increasing trends in both the sea and swell frequency bands over the time-period studied (1954-2004). Model simulations also indicate that the upward trend was not due to a decrease in the minimum icepack extent. ?? 2011 ASCE.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Wave climate and trends along the eastern Chukchi Arctic Alaska coast
ISBN:
9780784411858
DOI:
10.1061/41185(417)25
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference
First page:
273
Last page:
285
Conference Title:
2011 Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference
Conference Location:
Anchorage, AK
Conference Date:
25 June 2011 through 29 June 2011