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.
Measurement of the pressure exerted by the atmosphere.
How fast is the wind blowing.
Wind Gust Speed
Maximum measured 5-second wind speed over the observation interval.
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.
Mean Wave Direction
Mean Wave Direction is the mean of all the individual wave directions in a time-series representing a certain sea state.
Maximum Wave Height
Maximum observed wave height during the sampling period.
Dominant Wave Period
Dominant period is the period with maximum energy and is always either the swell period or the wind-wave period.
The speed of the ocean current measured.
The direction the ocean current is flowing toward.
North Current Velocity
North-south component of the ocean current.
East Current Velocity
East-west component of the ocean current.
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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