How to calculate weather window or wave persistence statistics?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by floating, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. floating
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    floating Junior Member

    I would like to calculate wave persistence statistics such as the expected duration that wave height would remain below a certain height threshold, which is useful for planning marine operations.

    I have a long time series of hourly wave height and period measurements, but I don't know the standard approach to use the data to calculate the weather window. Can anyone recommend a good article or book which explains the method? There must be a good classic reference out there but I haven't found it.
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Check out the National Weather Service. They should be able to give you that information.
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