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On a New Road

Surfing big wavesMonday November 21, 2011
One of the interesting sensors is the Datawell MOSE-G wave sensor, which calculates, among other things, the height of the waves that the robot is traveling through. The image shows the latest data from the shakedown cruise. There are some data dropouts (don't ask!) but if you look closely at the data you'll see some 6 meter (20ish feet!) waves on the way down to Monterey. Their course through the ocean didn't even wiggle. There are supposed to be some storms coming up this week, should be entertaining. The 'bots will probably just say "Yippee!"

Cowabunga, little dudes!

Posted by Gabriel Abrams on November 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM PST #

6 m waves, short periods, great surfing! Small wave heights... really, really, really long periods... look out! Btw -- is the wave period and direction plotted anywhere for this data set? Just curious.

Posted by Jordan on November 22, 2011 at 08:29 PM PST #

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