Wave characteristics in Sabah waters

Jesseie Beliku, (2007) Wave characteristics in Sabah waters. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study aims to identify the wave characteristics in Sabah waters to compare its characteristics at five different waters and to determine the effects of the Northeast monsoon (NEM) and Southwest monsoon (SWM) to the east coast and west coast of Sabah waters. Monthly wave observation data of wave height, wave period and wave power between 1991 to 1998 covering areas waters off Labuan, Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Sandakan and Tawau was collected from the Meteorological Department. The wave height and wave period were analysed directly from the data provided while wave power was calculated according to the wave power equation. The wave data at different area were analysed through the probability density function (p.d.t) and the cumulative probability density function (c.p.d.t). The range of wave heights in coastal waters surrounding Sabah is found to be between 0.5 m to 2 m. Both wave characteristics in Sandakan and Tawau waters appeared to have similar trend compared to that in Labuan, Kota Kinabalu and Kudat. Higher ranged wave heights and wave power occurred in the west coast of Sabah during the NEM. However, the wave period is almost the same for the east coast and west coast during both monsoonal seasons. The findings of this study will be useful for navigation purpose and coastal zone management activities.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wave, Wave period, Wave height, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Sabah
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 07:40
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/5685

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