Annual Mean Significant Wave Height (m)

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Annual Mean Significant Wave Height - The average height of the highest 1/3 of waves. The wave height is greatest in the Atlantic, moderate in the North Sea and least in the immediate coastal zone where the values are generally <1.2m.

Data source: Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources (see

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