OCEAN WAVE RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

J.A. Zwaborn, C. van Schaik, A. Harper

Abstract


Wave recording on a national basis in South Africa commenced in 1967, when an "Ocean Wave Research" project was initiated, aimed at obtaining reliable data on sea conditions around the shorelines of the Republic and South West Africa and to improve on wave prediction techniques Various instruments are being used in this programme Some of the problems encountered in practice with these instruments and the agreement between the results obtained using various wave recorders simultaneously at the same station are discussed An indication of the volume of wave data so far obtained and the methods of analysing them are included.

Keywords


southern Africa; wave research

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