IDT65015

Cape Sorell Waverider Buoy Observations

Located at 42.12S, 145.03E
(Approximately 10 Km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania)

Named Captain Fathom by the listeners of ABC Radio, Tasmania
during the Weather Month of May celebration of the Bureau's centenary.

Latest data at 03:20 on Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 (EDT).

IMPORTANT:- The significant wave height is the average height of the highest one third of the waves. The likely maximum wave height can be up to twice the significant wave height.
 
Date Time
(EDT)
Wave Height Wave Period
Significant
(Hs metres)
Maximum
(Hmax metres)
Zero Crossing
(Tz seconds)
Maximum Energy Waves
(Tp seconds)
20  03:20 2.7 4.5 6.9 11.4
20  03:00 2.7 5.1 6.5 11.3
20  02:40 2.7 4.3 6.6 11.2
20  02:20 2.7 4.1 6.7 10.6
20  02:00 2.7 4.1 6.6 10.9
20  01:40 2.5 4.0 6.5 11.6
20  01:20 2.4 4.3 6.7 10.4
20  01:00 2.6 6.1 7.0 11.0
20  00:40 2.6 3.7 6.8 10.9
20  00:20 2.6 3.9 6.8 11.3
20  00:00 2.7 4.3 6.9 11.3
19  23:40 2.7 4.4 6.8 11.6
19  23:20 2.8 5.0 6.8 11.6
19  23:00 2.7 5.6 6.8 9.6

Document created: 20141220033001
Key  
Hs Height of significant wave (metres). This is the average height of the highest one third of the waves in the record.
Hmax Maximum height of the waves (metres) in the record.
Tz Average time (seconds) between all waves in the record.
Tp The peak energy period (seconds) is the period of the dominant waves in the record.

Notes

This page contains wave observations from a moored Waverider buoy located approximately 10 Km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania in 55 fathoms (100 metres). Location: 42.12S, 145.03E.

  • These data are automatically generated and are not quality controlled.
  • All times and dates are in Tasmanian local time.
  • Each 'observation' (or record) is obtained by sampling the waves for 27 minutes.
  • This page is automatically updated every hour from available data.

Queries relating to this service should be directed to the Marine Officer in our Tasmanian Regional Office.