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Record Search Query: [Personnel: Last_Name='UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CENTER']

Wave Model
Entry ID: USGS_WAVE_MODEL

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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.
Service Citation
Originators: U. S. Geological Survey
Title: Wave Model
Provider: U. S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models.html
Service Keywords
MODELS >COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
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)
Ancillary Keywords
Waves
Wave Characteristics
GIS
Geographic Information Systems

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
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 27 KB
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-22
SERF Last Revision Date: 2008-09-24
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