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Global Wave Statistics Book

GWS Book (Open)

First published in 1986, this book contains significant wave height and zero crossing period statistics for 104 sea areas covering the world's oceans. The wave height/period scatter tables contained in the book derive from visual observations reported by merchant vessels of the Voluntary Observing Fleet, but quality controlled and quality enhanced by BMT's well-validated NMIMET procedure. Visual observations are a globally homogeneous set of wind/wave observations with a long observational history to give reliable climatic statistics.

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