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Ocean Waves − Webinar

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Learn how ocean waves are generated, how to access wave data and forecasts, and navigation software that includes the effect on waves on your route. You will learn all about ocean waves and how they affect navigation planning before launch and while underway. Well-researched and expertly presented, the topics covered include:
  • A brief history of the contributors to this field of oceanography
  • The process of wave generation
  • How ocean waves can affect boat handling
  • How wave height increases to dangerous levels when encountering opposing ocean currents, estuary and river flows at coastal inlets particularly on ebb tides
  • Where to find and retrieve nearshore and open ocean wave data including the NOAA Forecast models Wave Watch III and the Nearshore Wave Prediction System The National Weather Service wind/wave advisory guidelines and how they present wave forecast information in several of their weather products
  • Navigation software can retrieve and use NOAA wave data generated by Wave Watch III. OpenCPN and zyGrib will be demonstrated to evaluate what effect the waves will have on your route

An America's Boating Club® Webinar.
Originally broadcast: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 hr 40m



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