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Wave Model
Entry ID: USGS_WAVE_MODEL


Summary
Abstract: A model was constructed within ArcGIS 9.2 to create several useful wave outputs. Significant wave height, wave length, spectral peak wave period, shear stress, and maximum orbital wave velocity can all be calculated using this model according to equations taken from the USACE Shore Protection Manual (USACE 1984) and the USACE Coastal Engineering Manual (USACE 2002). This model uses wind fetch, wind direction, wind speed, and bathymetric data as inputs to calculate these wave outputs.
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Description: Download the wave model.

Description: U.S. Geological Survey Open–File Report for the Application of Wind Fetch and Wave Models for Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Projects.
Service Keywords
MODELS >COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS Parameter Definition

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Access Constraints Software requirements for the Wave model.

1. ArcGIS 9.2 or more recent
2. A Spatial Analyst License
3. Python 2.4 or more recent (Automatically installed with ArcGIS)
Service Provider
DOI/USGS/BRD/UMESE/DSS > Decision Support Systems, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CENTER
Phone: 608-783-6451
Fax: 608-783-6066
Contact Address:
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
2630 Fanta Reed Road
City: La Crosse
Province or State: Wisconsin
Postal Code: 54603
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-22
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-10-22


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