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Note that these are real-time data and are not quality-controlled. Long-range graphs are plotted from a randomised subsample of half-hourly data.

Folkestone

  

These wave data have undergone full quality control. Poor data is flagged, not removed. A summary of the flagging system is included in the table below.

Full details of the flagging and quality control procedures can be found in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Waves Data handbook.

In subsequent use of the data, please use the following attribution:

Copyright: New Forest DC
Acknowledgement: Channel Coastal Observatory

Waves QC Data

Flk_waves2022.txt
Flk_waves2021.txt
Flk_waves2020.txt
Flk_waves2019.txt
Flk_waves2018.txt
Flk_waves2017.txt
Flk_waves2016.txt
Flk_waves2015.txt
Flk_waves2014.txt
Flk_waves2013.txt
Flk_waves2012.txt
Flk_waves2011.txt
Flk_waves2010.txt
Flk_waves2009.txt
Flk_waves2008.txt
Flk_waves2007.txt
Flk_waves2006.txt
Flk_waves2005.txt
Flk_waves2004.txt
Flk_waves2003.txt

FlagSuspect ParametersNot Suspect ParametersDescription
0Hs, Tz, Tp, Direction, Spread, SSTAll data pass
1Hs, Tz, Tp, Direction, SpreadSSTEither Hs or Tz fail, so all data fail, except SST
2Tp, Direction, SpreadHs, Tz, SSTTp fail + derivatives
3Direction, SpreadTp, Hs, Tz, SSTDirection fail + derivatives
4SpreadDirection, Tp, Hs, Tz, SSTSpread fail
5Not used
6
7Hs, Tz, Tp, Direction, Spread, SSTBuoy off location
8SSTHs, Tz, Tp, Direction, SpreadSST fail
9Hs, Tz, Tp, Direction, Spread, SSTMissing data

These data from a meteorological station have undergone full quality control. Poor data is flagged, not removed. A summary of the flagging system is included in the table below.

Full details of the flagging and quality control procedures can be found in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Meteorological Data handbook.

In subsequent use of the data, please use the following attribution:

Copyright: New Forest DC
Acknowledgement: Channel Coastal Observatory

Meteorological QC Data

Flk_met2022.txt
Flk_met2021.txt
Flk_met2020.txt
Flk_met2019.txt
Flk_met2018.txt
Flk_met2017.txt
Flk_met2016.txt
Flk_met2015.txt
Flk_met2014.txt
Flk_met2013.txt
Flk_met2012.txt
Flk_met2011.txt
Flk_met2007.txt
Flk_met2006.txt
Flk_met2005.txt

FlagDescription
0Good data
1Wind speed fail
2Wind direction fail
3Barometer fail
4Air temperature fail
5Wind gust fail
6Rainfall fail
7Solar or UV fail
8Relative Humidity (RH) fail
9All data missing

Be aware that these data have not undergone any quality control. For standard engineering practise please use the full quality-controlled data available for download from the QC Data tab.

These wave files contain the full range of parameters available from a Datawell DWR MkIII wave buoy and an additional two wave parameters Energy Period (Te) and Wave Power (P).

A description of each of the wave parameters provided is available in the Wave Parameter Handbook on the Resources Page.

In subsequent use of the data, please use the following attribution:

Copyright: New Forest DC
Acknowledgement: Channel Coastal Observatory

Advanced Wave Data

Flk_allwaveparameters2022.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2021.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2020.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2019.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2018.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2017.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2016.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2015.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2014.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2013.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2012.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2011.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2010.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2009.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2008.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2007.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2006.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2005.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2004.txt
Flk_allwaveparameters2003.txt