Wave spectral energy variability in the northeast Pacific

  title={Wave spectral energy variability in the northeast Pacific},
  author={Peter D. Bromirski and Daniel R. Cayan and Reinhard E. Flick},
[1] The dominant characteristics of wave energy variability in the eastern North Pacific are described from NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoy data collected from 1981 to 2003. Ten buoys at distributed locations were selected for comparison based on record duration and data continuity. Long-period (LP) [T > 12] s, intermediate-period [6 T 12] s, and short-period [T < 6] s wave spectral energy components are considered separately. Empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analyses of monthly… CONTINUE READING