The Faroese wave- and current-measuring project

E. Davidsen, Bogi Hansen

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The Faroese wave- and current-measuring system was designed primarily to give local fishermen better information on wave conditions and tidal currents. It consists of four permanent offshore moorings with a wave recorder and a current meter on each. In addition, wave recorders at planned harbour construction sites are included in the system. The wave data enter a central computer and wave reports to be broadcast are printed on a real time basis. Wave characteristics and spectra are stored on magnetic tape. Current and sea temperature are recorded internally in the current meter. Current data are primarily to be used for construction of tidal current tables. The system has proved satisfactory although problems still remain with respect to the mooring system and radio interference on wave records.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
JournalCoastal Engineering
Issue number1981
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Faroe Islands
  • current measurements
  • wave measurements
  • oceanography


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