--------Sample Data from Buzzards Bay Tower----------

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C-MAN station
MARS payload
41.40 N 71.03 W

Site elevation: 0.0 m above mean sea level
Air temp height: 24.5 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 24.8 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 17.4 m above mean sea level

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Unit of Measure:   Time Zone:  

Conditions at BUZM3 as of
(4:00 pm EDT)
2000 GMT on 10/01/2002:
Click for a 5-day plotWind Direction (WDIR): SW ( 220 deg )
Click for a 5-day plotWind Speed (WSPD): 24 kts
Click for a 5-day plotWind Gust (GST): 26 kts
Click for a 5-day plotWave Height (WVHT): 4.3 ft
Click for a 5-day plotDominant Wave Period (DPD): 21 sec
Click for a 5-day plotAtmospheric Pressure (PRES):30.05 in
Click for a 5-day plotPressure Tendency (PTDY):-0.05 in ( Falling )
Click for a 5-day plotAir Temperature (ATMP): 66.9 F
Click for a 5-day plotWater Temperature (WTMP): 66.2 F

Continuous Winds
TIME
(EDT)
Click for a 5-day plot WDIRClick for a 5-day plot WSPD
3:10 pmSW ( 219 deg ) 21 kts
3:20 pmSW ( 219 deg ) 22 kts
3:30 pmSW ( 221 deg ) 24 kts
3:40 pmSW ( 220 deg ) 23 kts
3:50 pmSW ( 219 deg ) 24 kts
4:00 pmSW ( 219 deg ) 24 kts

Previous 24 observations
MM DD HH
EDT
  WDIR WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
F
WTMP
F
DEWP
F
SAL VIS
mi
TIDE
ft
1001 3 pm   SW 19 21----30.06-0.06 66.9 66.2----
1001 2 pm   SW 20 22 4.3 105.0-30.08-0.06 66.6 66.2----
1001 1 pm  SSW 20 21 3.6 94.5-30.10-0.06 66.4 66.2----
100112 pm   SW 20 22 3.9 104.8-30.12-0.05 66.7 66.2----
100111 am   SW 19 22 3.6 44.4-30.14-0.03 66.0 66.0----
100110 am   SW 22 23 3.6 54.6-30.16+0.00 66.0 66.0----
1001 9 am   SW 18 20 3.6 54.4-30.17+0.01 66.0 65.8----
1001 8 am   SW 18 20 3.9 54.4-30.17+0.01 65.8 65.8----
1001 7 am   SW 18 21 3.9 54.5-30.16+0.01 65.8 65.8----
1001 6 am   SW 20 23 4.3 54.4-30.16+0.00 65.8 65.7----
1001 5 am   SW 20 22 4.3 54.7-30.16-0.00 65.8 65.5----
1001 4 am   SW 21 23 4.3 55.0-30.15+0.00 65.8 65.5----
1001 3 am   SW 22 24 4.3 54.8-30.15+0.00 66.0 65.3----
1001 2 am   SW 23 27 4.3 105.1-30.16-0.04 66.2 65.3----
1001 1 am  SSW 22 25 3.9 114.8-30.16-0.08 66.0 65.5----
100112 am  SSW 23 24 3.3 114.6-30.16-0.08 65.5 65.7----
093011 pm  SSW 18 20 3.0 94.3-30.20-0.05 65.3 65.8----
093010 pm   SW 17 19 3.0 94.3-30.24-0.01 65.5 65.8----
0930 9 pm   SW 16 17 2.6 94.1-30.24+0.00 65.3 65.7----
0930 8 pm   SW 16 17 3.0 94.2-30.25+0.00 65.1 65.5----
0930 7 pm   SW 16 18 3.0 114.0-30.25-0.01 64.9 65.7----
0930 6 pm   SW 17 18 3.0 114.2-30.25-0.03 64.9 65.8----
0930 5 pm  SSW 19 21 2.6 114.2-30.25-0.04 64.8 65.7----
0930 4 pm  SSW 14 15 2.6 114.4-30.26-0.05 64.2 65.7----


Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

Unit of Measure:   Time Zone:  
Detailed Wave Summary
for BUZM3 as of (4:00 pm EDT)
2000 GMT on 10/01/2002:
Click for a 5-day plotSignificant Wave Height (H0): 4.3 ft
Click for a 5-day plotSwell Height (SwH): 3.3 ft
Click for a 5-day plotSwell Period (SwP): 16.7 sec
Click for a 5-day plotWind Wave Height (WWH): 2.6 ft
Click for a 5-day plotWind Wave Period (WWP): 6.2 sec
Click for a 5-day plotWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): SWELL
Click for a 5-day plotAverage Wave Period (AVP): 5.1 sec

Previous 24 observations
MMDDHH
EDT
 H0
ft
 SwH
ft
 SwP
sec
 SwDWWH
ft
WWP
sec
 WWDSTEEPNESSAVP
sec
1001 2 pm   4.3   3.3   20.0  N/A 2.6 6.2   N/A SWELL 5.0
1001 1 pm   3.6   2.0   25.0  N/A 3.0 5.9   N/A AVERAGE 4.5
100112 pm   3.9   2.6   33.3  N/A 3.0 6.2   N/A AVERAGE 4.8
100111 am   3.6   2.3   14.3  N/A 3.0 3.3   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.4
100110 am   3.6   2.0   10.0  N/A 3.0 3.6   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.6
1001 9 am   3.6   2.0   6.7  N/A 3.0 3.6   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.4
1001 8 am   3.9   1.6   7.1  N/A 3.3 3.8   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.4
1001 7 am   3.9   2.3   6.7  N/A 3.3 4.0   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.5
1001 6 am   4.3   2.3   7.1  N/A 3.6 3.8   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.4
1001 5 am   4.3   2.6   16.7  N/A 3.3 3.8   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.7
1001 4 am   4.3   3.0   20.0  N/A 3.3 3.8   N/AVERY_STEEP 5.0
1001 3 am   4.3   3.3   6.7  N/A 3.0 3.7   N/AVERY_STEEP 4.8
1001 2 am   4.3   3.3   12.5  N/A 3.0 6.2   N/A SWELL 5.1
1001 1 am   3.9   2.6   6.7  N/A 2.6 5.9   N/A AVERAGE 4.8
100112 am   3.3   2.3   6.7  N/A 2.3 3.4   N/A SWELL 4.6
093011 pm   3.0   2.3   5.9  N/A 2.3 3.1   N/A AVERAGE 4.3
093010 pm   3.0   2.3   5.9  N/A 2.0 3.0   N/A SWELL 4.3
0930 9 pm   2.6   1.6   5.9  N/A 2.3 3.1   N/A AVERAGE 4.1
0930 8 pm   3.0   2.0   5.9  N/A 2.0 3.4   N/A AVERAGE 4.2
0930 7 pm   3.0   2.0   6.7  N/A 2.0 2.9   N/A AVERAGE 4.0
0930 6 pm   3.0   2.3   6.7  N/A 2.0 2.9   N/A SWELL 4.2
0930 5 pm   2.6   2.0   7.1  N/A 1.6 4.2   N/A N/A 4.2
0930 4 pm   2.6   2.3   6.7  N/A 1.3 5.0   N/A SWELL 4.4
0930 3 pm   2.6   2.3< 2.3   6.7  N/A 1.3 5.0   N/A N/A 4.4

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (in Hz)

Plot of wave energy versus period (in seconds)


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Real Time Data in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

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