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General
Data set name

Wave data from 28 sites on the Portuguese coast and 1 at the Azores (1965-86)

Data holding centreNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon - Harbours and Beaches Division
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1965 to 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

28 sites covering the Portuguese continental coast; also one site at Azores

Observations 
Parameters

Wave direction; Other wave statistics; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Wave recorders

Description 
Summary

Under the Permanent Breakwater's Monitoring Project concerning the Portuguese coast, NPP and Direccao Geral do Portos have collected and published wave data obtained between 1965 and 1986 at 28 locations along the Portuguese continental coast, and at one location offshore of Ilha Terceira, Azores. This collection is of extreme importance since previous reports related to wave data (published by Instituto Hidrografico - IH) are only concerned with data obtained after 1981. The data compiled by NPP, which since 1981 have been collected and analyzed by IH, originated a data base containing all the storms which have occurred since 1965 along the Portuguese coast. Hence, this data base covers approximately 30 years of wave data and NPP is responsible for its updating.

OriginatorsNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon - Harbours and Beaches Division
Availability 
OrganisationNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon - Harbours and Beaches Division
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNucleo de Portos e Praias
Address

National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon - Harbours and Beaches Division
Av. do Brasil, 101
Lisboa
Lisboa
1700-066
Portugal

Telephone+351 218442131
Emailacovas@lnec.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15027001
Global identifier2251
Last revised2009-10-30