, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 269–276 | Cite as

Climatic spectra of wind waves including extreme situations

  • A. V. Bukhanovsky
  • L. I. Lopatukhin
  • E. S. Chernysheva
Marine Physics


The results of the hindcasting of wave fields based on spectral models are the database for the climatic spectra calculation. The calculations were performed for each synoptic term over a time interval exceeding 40 years. We developed a procedure for the classification the wave spectra in different seas. It is possible to present the whole variety of the spectral structure of waves as five classes of frequency-directional (two-dimensional) spectra. We calculated the probabilities of the occurrence, of these classes (i.e., the climatic spectra) in different seas. We present estimates of the spectra of different classes for the White and Bering seas that are possible with return periods 1 and 100 years.


Wave Height Return Period Wave Spectrum Wind Wave Wave System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Bukhanovsky
    • 1
  • L. I. Lopatukhin
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. S. Chernysheva
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University of Informational Technology, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of OceanologySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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