Coastal Data System - Waves (Tweed Heads)

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Measured and derived wave parameters from data collected by a wave monitoring buoy anchored at Tweed Heads. This site is jointly operated by the Department of Environment and Science and the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project. For more information please refer to

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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Field Value
Data last updated 21 July 2023
Source Coastal Data System - QGHL - Deagon
Version 1.0
Security Classification PUBLIC
Used in data driven application NO
Update Frequency Monthly
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