Coastal Data System - Waves (Mackay)

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Measured and derived wave parameters from data collected by a wave monitoring buoy anchored at Mackay.
Please note that as at the 01/05/2017 the data at this site has been upgraded, as the site now has a new buoy type which uses a higher measuring frequency of 2.5Hz.

For more information please refer to www.qld.gov.au/waves.

Field names;
Hs - Significant wave height, an average of the highest third of the waves in a record (26.6 minute recording period).
Hmax - The maximum wave height in the record.
Tz - The zero upcrossing wave period.
Tp - The peak energy wave period.
Peak Direction - Direction (related to true north) from which the peak period waves are coming from.
SST - Approximation of sea surface temperature.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Source Coastal Data System - QGHL - Deagon
Version 1
Security Classification PUBLIC
Used in data driven application NO
Update Frequency Monthly