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Wave Data

Wave Information Studies

The Wave Information Studies (WIS) is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. Bulk wave parameters (significant wave height, period, direction) and wind speed and direction can be downloaded and viewed on the WIS site.

Obtain wave data from WIS

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NOAA's National Data Buoy Center

NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) supplies data for moored buoys. The buoys measure a variety of data including: barometric pressure; wind direction, speed, and gust; air and sea temperature; wave energy spectra; and direction of wave propagation. Significant wave height, dominant wave period, and average wave period are derived from the wave energy spectra. The data available depends on the buoy type and data provider.

Obtain wave data from NDBC

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Coastal Data Information Program

The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) measures coastal environment data. A variety of data types and formats are available on their website.

Obtain wave data from CDIP

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About CDIP

Oceanic Data Overview

Coastline Data

Tidal Data

Current Data

Wave Data

Oceanic Tips

Coastline Tips

Tidal Tips

Current Tips

Wave Tips