La Houille Blanche
Number 2, Avril 2002
|78 - 82
|01 July 2009
Caractérisation des houles extrêmes pour l'industrie offshore Apport des données satellitaires
Caracterisation of extreme swells for offshore industry Contribution of satellite data
Extreme wave design conditions are of high concern to the offshore industry, especially since many developments are planned in poorly documented areas from a climatological point of view, and since the safety requirements are most stringent. With the availability of a whole decade of satellite observations of sea states, their integration into the state of the art and the remaining difficulties are discussed here. An example is taken with the Iroise Sea, and perspectives are envisionned.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2002