By Carlos Guedes Soares, Y. Garbatov

This three-volume paintings provides the court cases from the nineteenth foreign send and Offshore buildings Congress held in Cascais, Portugal on seventh to tenth September 2015. The foreign send and Offshore constructions Congress (ISSC) is a discussion board for the alternate of data via specialists venture and using marine structural research.

The objective of the ISSC is to facilitate the overview and dissemination of effects from contemporary investigations; to make innovations for normal layout systems and standards; to debate learn in growth and deliberate; to spot components requiring extra learn, and to motivate foreign collaboration in furthering theses goals. constructions of curiosity to the ISSC contain ships and different marine constructions used for transportation, exploration, and exploitation of assets in and less than the oceans.

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Nieto-Borge et al. (2008) shows a typical calibration curve. 5–4 m. So while period and direction may be easily obtained from these systems, accurate Hs measurements is still a topic for further research. Significant wave height Hs and spectral (or zero-crossing) wave period Tp (Tz) represent important parameters for design and operations of ships and offshore structures. They are used for validation of wave models, wave climate studies and calculations of extremes for weather forecasting purposes.

G. the GlobWave database) they not always exist for a location considered in an engineering application. The numerical data refer usually as the 10-minute average wind speed at the 10 m height above the ground or the still water level and include also wind direction. g. (DNV, 2014). , 2012), HIPOCAS (www. no/ Services/Worldwaves/WW_database) include information about both wind and waves. Further progress aiming at enhancing accuracy of these databases and/or extension of the time period they covered has taken place since 2012.

However ice-shelf break-up or retreat events were found to coincide with longer melt season durations. Finally QSCAT melt extent in the Antarctic Peninsula was shown to be strongly correlated with the October–January averaged SAM index, linking AP melt trends to large-scale (global) modes of atmospheric variability. Using CryoSat-2 data acquired between November 2010 and September 2013 and adapting a repeattrack method, McMillan et al. (2012) produced the first altimeter-derived estimates of volume and mass change for the entire Antarctic ice sheet.

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