Ocean waves are monitored continuously
off Richards Bay in South Africa. Detailed information is directly available in real-time,
for operational purposes, to
NPA (Richards Bay).
At present, the data is gathered with a Directional
Datawell Waverider Mk 4 buoy, situated at
28°49'35.40"S, 32° 6'14.40"E in 22 m water, about
1.4 km off the point of the Southern Breakwater. Currents are measured
at a depth of 1 m below the surface. Measurements are processed
on board, and transmitted to a shore station every half hour.
The analysed data is then downloaded in near real-time to the
Stellenbosch office of the CSIR,
where it is stored in a database.
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