## Proceedings of the ... International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 2American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001 - Arctic regions |

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Furthermore we picked up only the periods in which the wind

stable for at least Eve days to ensure that the wave Łeld attained an equilibrium

stage . The equilibrium of the wind with the steady wave feld was fundamental to

...

Furthermore we picked up only the periods in which the wind

**direction**remainedstable for at least Eve days to ensure that the wave Łeld attained an equilibrium

stage . The equilibrium of the wind with the steady wave feld was fundamental to

...

Page 395

It follows that the condition of all elements in the same

assumption , is not a - priori a safe assumption ... Contrarily , non - correlation of

It follows that the condition of all elements in the same

**direction**, an usualassumption , is not a - priori a safe assumption ... Contrarily , non - correlation of

**directions**can be assumed , when more detailed information on the relative**direction**of ...Page 430

It is seen that West now is the

statistical ... 58 In Figure 1 , 2 and 3 empirical and fitted distribution functions are

shown for the omnidirectional and the West and Southwest

Reasonable fits ...

It is seen that West now is the

**direction**with largest significant waves . Thestatistical ... 58 In Figure 1 , 2 and 3 empirical and fitted distribution functions are

shown for the omnidirectional and the West and Southwest

**directions**.Reasonable fits ...

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