Statistics of Met-Ocean Conditions Between West and Central Gulf of Mexico Based on Field Measurements
Statistics of met-ocean conditions including wind, current and wave at the location between west and central Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are derived based on about three year of field measurements. Two-parameter Weibull distribution has been employed to fit wind speed at 10m over sea level and current speed in various depth. The joint probability contour was derived based on First-Order Reliability Method. In addition, the joint distribution of wind speed and direction was visualized by wind-rose diagram. The results provided in this study may provide essential information to the probability distribution of met-ocean condition in the particular location and can be used as a reference in the future designs.
Su, Lin (2012). Statistics of Met-Ocean Conditions Between West and Central Gulf of Mexico Based on Field Measurements. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from