The Sea Sentinels Project: Watching Waves in Brazil

by Eloi Melo, Federal Univ of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


This paper presents the first results of the Sea Sentinels-a project for monitoring nearshore wave conditions in Brazil by means of visual observations. The observation techniques used in the project are described and a field test comparing visually estimated and instrumentally measured wave height and period is presented. Preliminary results from the first year of observations are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Surface waves | Ocean waves | Water waves | Project management | Developing countries | Wave climates | Seas and oceans | Brazil | South America

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