Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.
Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.
Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.
Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.
Waves and swells in the open sea travel in a straight line in the direction of the wind that created them. A straight line drawn on a sphere linking any two points is known as a great circle.
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