July 20, 2017 21:27
Station 41115 (Rincón) has been successfully re-deployed by CARICOOS.
Water temperature is a physical property expressing how hot or cold water is. As hot and cold are both arbitrary terms, temperature can further be defined as a measurement of the average thermal energy of a substance.
Air temperature is a measure of how hot or cold the air is.
How fast is the wind blowing.
Wind Gust Speed
Maximum measured 5-second wind speed over the observation interval.
Mean Wave Direction
Mean Wave Direction is the mean of all the individual wave directions in a time-series representing a certain sea state.
Significant Wave Height
An estimate of the wave height corresponding to the average of the highest one-third (33%) of the waves during a given time period.
Swell Wave Height
This is the estimated average height of the highest one-third of the swells. It is estimated from determining how the wave energy is distributed among various periods (frequencies), determining if a separate swell energy peak exists, and then, picking a frequency to separate swell and wind- waves. The swell height is calculated from the wave energies below the separation frequency. (Source: NDBC)
Wind Wave Height
This is the average height of the highest one-third of the wind-waves. It is estimated by the process mentioned under "Swell Height", except that it is calculated from the energies above the separation frequency. (Source: NDBC)
Average Wave Period
This is an average of the periods of all waves measured by the buoy during the last 30 minute sampling period.
Peak Wave Period
Also called dominant wave period, this represents the period of the waves with the maximum energy measured by the buoy during the last 30 minute sampling period.
Swell Wave Period
If more than one swell is present, this is the period of the swell containing the maximum energy.
Wind Wave Period
This is the peak period in seconds of the wind-waves.
A graphical depiction of the directional and frequency distribution of the observed waves during a 30 minute time period.
Wind Data Source
The wind data provided here is measured at the CARICOOS weather station in Puntas, Rincon, located on land and about 2 miles from the CARICOOS Rincon wave buoy.
Meteorological conventions (direction from which the wind blows, measured from true north).
Salinity is computed by a known functional relationship between the measured electrical conductivity of seawater (CON), temperature (OTMP) and pressure. Salinity is computed using the Practical Salinity Scale of 1978 (PSS78) and reported in Practical Salinity Units.
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