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Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 43, Issue 12, pp 862–864 | Cite as

Wind Waves in the Northwestern Black Sea

  • A. V. GarmashovEmail author
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Abstract

The study presents the results of long-term monitoring of wind waves was carried out on the offshore fixed gas production platform in the northwestern part of the Black Sea in 1995–2011. The analysis of more than 31000 wave records provided reliable statistical characteristics of wind waves in the analyzed region. It was found that the maximum wave height reached 4.8 m in summer and 8.76 m in winter. The maximum hourly wave height exceeds significant wave height by 1.9 times in the vast majority of cases. The method of annual maxima revealed that in the Karkinit Bay the maximum wave height with the return period of 50 years is equal to 9.2 m.

Keywords

Wind wave wave height wave period monitoring measurements Black Sea Karkinit Bay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Hydrophysical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia
  2. 2.Zubov State Oceanographic Institute, Sevastopol BranchSevastopolRussia

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