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Wave Measurements, Needs and Developments for the Next Decade
V Swail(1), R.E. Jensen(2), B. Lee(3), J. Turton(4), J. Thomas(5), S. Gulev(6), M. Yelland(7), P. Etala(8), D. Meldrum(9), W. Birkemeier(10), W. Burnett(11), G. Warren(12)
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A recent workshop on in-situ wave measurement technology noted that: (1) geographical coverage of in-situ data is still very limited especially as far as any measure of wave directionality is concerned, and most measurements are taken near coasts in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) present in-situ reports are not standardized resulting in impaired utility; (3) significant differences exist in measured waves from different platforms, sensors, processing and moorings. Three main topics were discussed: (1) how to add wave observing capabilities to drifting buoys; (2) how to assess and improve the quality of observations from the present networks of moored buoys; 3) the addition of wave observation capabilities to future moored buoy networks.
Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: Val.Swail@ec.gc.ca
This paper shall be cited as:
Swail, V. & Co-Authors (2010). "Wave Measurements, Needs and Developments for the Next Decade" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.87
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