Initial Wind Wave Sea Height ChartEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00186
Abstract: Initial Wind Wave Sea Height Charts are historical wind wave sea height charts archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). These analyzed Northern Hemisphere charts (00 and 12 GMT) are prepared by the National Weather Service, National Meteorological Center and archived on 35-mm microfilm by the NCDC. The charts are stored on one reel of microfilm each year. The reels of microfilm, or ... paper copies of selected charts from the microfilm, are available for purchase from the NCDC. The heights of wind-waves, swell, and combined seas are depicted by labeled solid contours at 3-foot intervals. Wave periods are plotted in seconds and are enclosed in circles at selected grid points. Wave direction arrows are drawn at the maximum wave centers. Other properties of wave height distribution may be inferred from the depicted significant wave heights (defined as the average height of the highest one-third of the waves).
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: chart
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Initial Wind Wave Sea Height Chart
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: chartOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1986-10-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20