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Douglas sea and swell scale

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  • Douglas sea and swell scale — ▪ Table sea swell low moderate heavy no short or long short average long short average long confused swell average swell 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 calm 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 1 smooth 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2 slight 20 21 22 23 24 25 …   Universalium

  • international sea and swell scale — noun a combined scale for recording the sea from calm to confused , and the swell from no swell to confused swell by figures 00 to 99 where the first digit represents the sea and the second digit represents the swell. Also, Douglas scale …   Australian English dictionary

  • Douglas Sea Scale — The Douglas Sea Scale is a scale which measures the height of the waves and also measures the swell of the sea. The scale is very simple to follow. The Douglas Sea Scale is expressed in one of 10 degrees. Contents 1 The Scale 1.1 Wind Sea 1.2… …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas scale — ▪ oceanography        Douglas sea and swell scale either of two arbitrary series of numbers from 0 to 9, used separately or in combination to define qualitatively the degree to which the ocean surface is disturbed by fresh waves (sea) generated… …   Universalium

  • Douglas Scale — /ˈdʌgləs skeɪl/ (say dugluhs skayl) noun the international sea and swell scale. {from the originator, Sir Henry Percy Douglas, 1876–1939, director of British Naval Meteorological Service} …   Australian English dictionary

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