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This is a WWW HomePage of Database of Winds and Waves in the North Pacific. This Page serves wind and wave diagrams for oceanographic and shipbuilding communities.

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The information of winds and waves is very important not only for safe and economical operation of ships and ocean structures, but also for the global environment. Ship Research Institute published three long-term statistics of winds and waves on the North Pacific Ocean in these three decades [1], [2], [3].
This homepage shows the latest database on the North Pacific Ocean [3]. Moreover the worldwide statistics of wave heights measured by altimeter loaded on the satellites, GEOSAT and TOPEX/POSEIDON, is included.

1.Winds and Waves in the North Pacific Ocean

2.Wave Height of World Oceans

3.Future Research


Access to North Pacific Winds and Waves Database (Java is used. Netscape Navigator is recommended.)
Download for Winds and Waves Data in the North Pacific [MS-Excel file (2.5MB) compressed by ZIP] [Japanese] [English]
Access to Wave Height Database of World Oceans (Java is used. Netscape Navigator is recommended.)
Manual of Winds and Waves Database [Japanese] [English]