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sea state

A scale that categorizes the force of progressively higher seas by wave height. This scale is mathematically co-related to the Pierson-Moskowitz scale and the relationship of wind to waves. See also Pierson-Moskowitz scale.
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This system amplifies the generator's armature motion at the peak period of the sea state (WMO Sea State 1: Calm).
Taking a similar tack, governor of Aqiq town of the Red Sea state Said
Suna said the agreement with Sudan's Ministry of Energy and Mining covered one area in River Nile state and one in Red Sea State, home of much of Sudan's existing gold mining activity.
When the sea state becomes high enough it prohibits any JLOTS operations.
A Humber coastguard spokesman said: "The sea state was moderate to rough when we heard the Spindrift's engine broke down.
That seems like a mundane problem, but it's not, because the sea base must be able to operate in sea state 4--with winds of up to 24 miles an hour and up to 6-foot high waves.
The conditions of the bodies would not allow transporting and delivering them to the relatives,' Red Sea State governor Hatem elWassila said.
THREE-YEAR-OLD Mohammed el-Fateh Osman, the sole survivor of a Sudanese air crash which killed 116 people, was in intensive care in a Sudanese hospital, Red Sea State governor Hatem el-Wassila said.
Geraint Jewson, Director of Cowl, said the information from the mast would enable them to accurately record details of the climate and sea state as part of the development of the windfarm.
Under those conditions, it has been assumed that the probability of detecting a beluga, given it is at or near the surface, is independent of sea state.
26 by a parliament-in-exile formed less than 2 weeks ago in the Red Sea state of Djibouti as part of a peace initiative which could not have been safely convened on Somali soil.
Following the agreement Reuters' weather service, which is aimed at all those involved in outdoor pursuits, will include detailed updates on wind speed and direction, weather conditions, visibility and sea state in 26 sailing regions around the UK and Ireland.