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A High-reliability System for Capturing Hurricane Wave Data
 
The Corps of Engineers required measurements of extreme waves in Lake Pontchartrain to study wave runup which could overtop the lakefront hurricane protection structures which protect the city of New Orleans from inundation. EOE developed a cost effective measurement system that maintains a constant state of readiness between hurricane strikes (perhaps decades), is operational within hours, and performs flawlessly under violent environmental conditions. The system provided the only measured nearshore wave data during Hurricane Katrina – data that helped validate the Corps’ IPET report.

Client:
:US Army Engineer District New Orleans

Reports:
“Two Tempests: A Case Study on Capturing Nearshore Hurricane Wave Conditions”
“Measured Wind Waves in Lake Pontchartrain During Hurricane Katrina”
“Episodic Wave Data Capture with Miniaturized Instrumentation”
 “A High-reliability System for Capturing Hurricane Wave Data”

 

Test deployment of miniature wave buoy (yellow) with attached drogue (grey), used to dampen high frequency motions

 

Comparison of measured and modeled significant wave height on Lake Pontchartrain during Hurricane Katrina,
from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Intergovernmental Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET) report

 

Reports:
“Two Tempests: A Case Study on Capturing Nearshore Hurricane Wave Conditions”
“Measured Wind Waves in Lake Pontchartrain During Hurricane Katrina”
“Episodic Wave Data Capture with Miniaturized Instrumentation”
 “A High-reliability System for Capturing Hurricane Wave Data”

 

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