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Wave height site
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posted 02-11-2002 10:11 AM ET (US)
This was posted a long time ago and I think it deserves to be reposted. You can check out the weather "wave heights" in your area .......thanks to our tax dollars it 's free
posted 02-11-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)
Try this site for all your boating/weather needs:
posted 02-11-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)
Might as well throw in this NOAA site also.
posted 02-11-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)
Wave heights are usually predicted based on three parameters:
The faster a wind blows over a longer stretch of water, the larger the waves get with time.
The Canadian Coast Guard broadcasts this qualifier at the end of every weather prediction which includes wave heights reports:
"Wave heights are for offshore and are measured from trough to crest. Winds and waves can vary considerably due to shoreline effects."
Waves are subject to statistical analysis, and for any predicted "average" wave height, it can be expected that a wave of twice the average height will occur in 1,000 waves.
posted 02-11-2002 10:11 PM ET (US)
Here in California, CDIP (Coastal Data
Information Program, "Sea-Dip") at Scripps
Institute of Oceanography models near shore
swells, and puts them on a website. They
do three-day predictions based on swell
arrivals preditected by the Navy's WAM
model and factor in bottom shape and
shoreline effects. They also do a real-time
model based on current data from the offshore
buoys and apply the same bottom shape and
If you are salt-water boater, it's really
It has links to similar pages for the north
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