Advances in Buoy Technology for Wind/Wave Data Collection and Analysisby S. G. P. Skey, Axys Environmental Systems, A Division of Axys Technologies Inc., 2045 Mills Road West, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8, Canada,
T. Vandall, Axys Environmental Systems, A Division of Axys Technologies Inc., 2045 Mills Road West, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8, Canada,
M. D. Miles, Canadian Hydraulics Centre, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada,
Abstract: Considerable advances have been made recently to reduce the cost of gathering meteorological and oceanographic data from coastal waters, especially for meteorological and oceanographic parameters such as wind speed and wave height. These advances have not compromised the technical quality of the data and have opened up the ability for coastal engineers and marine scientists to rely more on measured data for model input and development of engineering design criteria. With the innovative products being developed by Axys Environmental Systems (AXYS) collecting essential marine-related data is now easy and economically feasible.
Subject Headings: Data processing | Oceanography | Wind speed | Data collection | Meteorology | Sea water | Ocean waves
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