National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 2014

Historical Wave and Wind Observations at Ocean Station P

Belka, D., M. Schwendeman, J. Thomson, and M.F. Cronin

APL-UW Tech Report 1047, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, Published online (2014)

An historical data set with 30 years of wave and wind observations from Ocean Weather Station P (50°N, 145°W) is described and validated against modern measurements. Observation biases are discussed and corrections are made where appropriate. Climate trends are explored, including a negative correlation between waves and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The validated historical data are deposited in a public archive with online access.

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