Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), under an agreement with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is executing a five-year Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project (CDMP). One component of this project is the assessment of potential hazards generated by tropical cyclones in terms of wave attack, storm surge, coastal flooding, and extreme wind.
This document describes a preliminary study of the wave climate at the shoreline for three reaches of the western coast of Dominica, W.I. These results are a portion of the larger storm hazard assessment being conducted for Dominica by the Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project.
The report makes extensive use of graphics, which might be unreasonably slow for some readers to download. Therefore we present it in sections:
satellite image of Dominica (324 kb)
Warning, Large File
|Selected Storms Offshore||3 kb|
|Waves at the Shoreline||52 kb|
|Example Sites||105 kb|
|Summary Statistics||65 kb|
|CDMP home page: http://www.oas.org/en/cdmp/||Project Contacts||
Page Last Updated: 20 April 2001