Wave resource assessment for Lord’s Cove, Newfoundland – 2012 survey

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/21268190
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Physical description32 p.
Subjectwave buoy data analysis; wave resource characterization; Lord’s Cove sea states; wave power; wave energy flux per unit wave crest; wave scatter diagram; wave energy distribution
AbstractThe wave energy resource outside Lord’s Cove, Newfoundland, has been characterized using wave buoy data to inform the design of a wave pump for the College of the North Atlantic. This resource characterization is based on wave probe data that was pre-processed and transmitted from a wave buoy outside Lord’s Cove for 10 months during 2012 (excluding March and April, when the wave probe was not on station). The data is limited to pre-processed parameters from spectral analysis provided by an Axys Technologies Ltd. Triaxys Directional Wave Buoy; raw data has also been downloaded from the buoy after it was retrieved. The results include seasonal probability densities for wave height, period and direction, omnidirectional mean wave power and wave energy flux per unit wave crest. The monthly wave statistics for the theoretical wave power and energy are estimated and presented. Future work is suggested to be tailored to wave pump design.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21268190
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