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World Meteorological Organisation sea states

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URI http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/C39/current/
DescriptionCodes and terms developed from the Douglas wind sea states to describe the general condition of the surface of a large water body.
CreatorWorld Meteorological Organisation
Modified2009-09-30
Version Info1
Identifier C39
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner World Meteorological Organisation
Members
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
0 calm (glassy) The surface of the water body is absolutely flat corresponding to a significant wave height of zero 2009-09-29
1 calm (rippled) The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 0 - 0.10 metres 2009-09-29
7 high The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 6.00 - 9.00 metres 2009-09-29
4 moderate The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 1.25 - 2.50 metres 2009-09-29
9 phenomenal The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height in excess of 14.00 metres 2009-09-29
5 rough The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 2.50 - 4.00 metres 2009-09-29
3 slight The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 0.50 - 1.25 metres 2009-09-29
2 smooth The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 0.10 - 0.50 metres 2009-09-29
8 very high The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 9.00 - 14.00 metres 2009-09-29
6 very rough The surface of the water body has undulations corresponding to a significant wave height of 4.00 - 6.00 metres 2009-09-29