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Extreme values of wind speed and wave height in the North Sea for defining design criteria of offshore installations
Bouws, E.; Pöttgens, J.J.E. (1983). Extreme values of wind speed and wave height in the North Sea for defining design criteria of offshore installations, in: Ritsema, A.R. et al. (Ed.) Seismicity and seismic risk in the offshore North Sea area: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held at Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 1–4, 1982. NATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and physical sciences, 99: pp. 143-148. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-94-009-7046-5_15
In: Ritsema, A.R.; Gürpinar, A. (Ed.) (1983). Seismicity and seismic risk in the offshore North Sea area: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held at Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 1–4, 1982. NATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 99. D. Reidel Publishing: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-277-1529-7. xxiv, 420 pp., more
In: NATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences. D. Reidel: Dordrecht; Boston; Lancaster. ISSN 0258-2023, more

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  • Bouws, E.
  • Pöttgens, J.J.E.

Abstract
    Some climatological data are presented in terms of an average recurrence period of 50 years, cited from a report of Working Group I — Environment of the Conference on Safety and Pollution Safeguards in the Development of North West European Offshore Mineral Resources. The hourly mean wind speed in the northern part of the North Sea may reach 38–40 m/s, which is about 20% greater than the value found in the southern North Sea. On the other hand, wave heights are likely to exceed the 30 m level in the northern North Sea, which is about twice the value found in the south. This is due to the combined effect of differences in wind climate, water depths and fetch lengths.

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