Definition of significant wave height

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significant wave height

'significant wave height' is an military term. It means '(DOD) The average height of the third of waves observed during a given period of time. Significant wave height is used for evaluating the impact of waves and breakers on watercraft in the open sea and surf zones. See also surf zone'.

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