Accession Number : AD0802243

Title :   SEA AND SWELL OBSERVATIONS,

Corporate Author : NAVY WEATHER RESEARCH FACILITY NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Nickerson, J. W.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report was prepared as an aid for quartermasters and others responsible for observing and reporting sea and swell from U. S. Navy ships. The publication stresses the importance of accurate wave observations and describes the differences between wind waves (sea) and swell. Methods for accurately observing wave direction, period, and height are presented, in addition to suggestions for eliminating poor wave observing practices.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, CLASSIFICATION), NAVAL RESEARCH, WIND, VISUAL INSPECTION, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, WAKE, MEASUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE