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Old 04-11-2002, 02:08 PM
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Living up to his reputation of having a graphic available for every situation..... One problem Norty .... where's the hotties on that boat ???
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:22 PM
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Okay, so what we have is clear indication that there are two separate and distinct ways to measure wave size........

1. Apparent wave height...... top to trough (by the way...what is the source of those " scientest charts")

2. Sea height......sea level to top of wave.... (as in "three foot seas" which are 6 foot waves)

Can we agree?

Beyond that we have "believed wave height" which is the exaggerated size that is claimed at Bars....close cousin to "beer speed"

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Old 04-11-2002, 04:57 PM
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I still like Jayl13's description...

I dig those graphics Troutly...

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Default I like the graph about hte Hurricane

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/waves_ans.shtml

Notice that little "blank" period................that poopr little 3 meter measuring bouy was getting TRASHED and couldn't even measure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2002, 05:28 PM
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Aha!.......CANADIAN SCIENTESTS.... I should have known.




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The problem still lies with a foot to me is not a foot to you is not a foot on a tape measure.
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