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Data set name

WAVE CREST MEASUREMENTS IN NORTH SEA (WACSIS/1997-1998)

Data holding centreIFREMER / ERT / HO - METOCEAN
CountryFrance  France
Time periodDécembre 1997 --> Mai 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mer du Nord (à 10Km de la côte néerlandaise : N52° 16'et E 4° 17')

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Wave height estimates; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Meteorological packages; wave recorders; current meters; radar altimeters; laser altimeters

Description 
Summary

Recording of time series of wave height, meteorological and current measurements in North Sea (déc.1997-May 1998) for intercomparison of wave crest sensors (WACSIS program).

OriginatorsIFREMER / ERT / HO - METOCEAN
References

R.F. van Unen, A.A. vand Beuzekom, G.Z. Forristall, J.-P. Mathisen and J. Starke (1998) WACSIS - wave crest sensor intercomparison study at the Meetpost Noordwijk measurement platform., IEEE, Oceans 98, Nice (1998), 1998; Forristall, G.Z., Barstow, S.F., Krogstad, H.E., Prevosto, M., Taylor, P.H., Tro (2002) WAve Crest Sensor Intercomparison Study: an Overview of WACSIS, Proc. OMAE Conf., no. OMAE2002-28438, 2002

Data web sitehttp://www.ifremer.fr/metocean/index.htm
Availability 
OrganisationIFREMER / ERT / HO - METOCEAN
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactPREVOSTO Marc
Address

IFREMER / ERT / HO - METOCEAN
IFREMER Centre de Bretagne ZI Pointe du diable CS 10070
PLOUZANE

29280
France

Telephone33 (0)2 98 22 41 39
Facsimile+33(0)2 98 22 46 50
Emailmarc.prevosto@ifremer.fr
Administration 
Collating centreIFREMER / IDM / SISMER - Scientific Information Systems for the SEA
Local identifierDITWAC
Global identifier4712
Last revised2011-01-24