Vestfjorden waverider

The Vestfjorden waverider is moored approximately 10 km south of Henningsvær (a marinogram for the waverider position can be found on It is a Datawell MkIII directional waverider which is configured to report wave information every hour. The waverider is part of a collaborative effort between the Norwegian Coastal Administration, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, and the Institute of Marine Research.

The latest observations from the waverider are shown below. The first plot shows the observed significant wave height (Hs) and mean wave period (Tz). The second plot shows the one-dimensional variance spectrum and mean direction per frequency component based on the latest observations. In addition, the second figure contains the latest observation of sea surface temperature (SST).

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Wave height and period

1D spectrum and direction