Atlantic wave biggest ever recorded by buoy

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Storm over the AtlanticImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionThe wave was captured not by man, but by a buoy

The highest-ever wave detected by a buoy has been recorded within the Atlantic ocean.
The 19-metre (62.3ft) wave happened between Iceland and therefore the UK, off the Outer Hebrides, the World Meteorological Organization aforesaid.
It was created within the aftermath of a really sturdy cold front with 43.8 knot (50.4mph) winds on 4 February 2013.
The WMO, that discharged the info, aforesaid the previous record was 18.275 metres (59.96ft) in December 2007.
That wave was also in the North Atlantic.
It is not the biggest-ever recorded wave, however. In 2002 a ship spotted a 29-metre (95 ft) North Atlantic wave.
The buoy is an elemant of the UK Met Office's network of Marine Automatic Weather Stations. Known as K5, it sits in the North Atlantic off the Western Isles
The buoys complement ship-based measurements and satellite observations, which monitor the oceans and forecast meteorological hazards on the high seas.

Peaks and troughs

Giant waves are often created within the Atlantic that stretches from the Grand Banks upland off the coast of Canada to the area south of Iceland and west of the UK.
In winter, wind circulation and pressure systems cause extratropical storms, typically referred to as bombs, the WMO aforesaid.
The height of a wave is measured from the crest of 1 to the trough consecutive.


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