Douglas sea and swell scale

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A two-digit scale (proposed by Captain Douglas, Hydrographer to the Navy in the 1920s) for reporting the height of waves as observed at sea. It allows for the distinction between the sea (waves generated locally by the wind) and swell.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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