# Where can I obtain ocean wave data of the Southeast Asian region?

I am interested in obtaining ocean wave data (preferably from actual measurements), such as wave height, period, and direction, in the Southeast Asian region. Where can I obtain them?

• Have you tried USGODAE: usgodae.org/cgi-bin/… – Deer Hunter May 11 '14 at 3:04
• @DeerHunter, thank you. But how do I open the files? – adipro May 11 '14 at 12:38
• They have a simple decoder in Fortran at the site. – Deer Hunter May 11 '14 at 13:34
• @DeerHunter: Took a peak at the Sea Wave Height from Satellite Altimeters data, but also unable to figure out where the decoder is, and how to use it from start to finish to extract the data to for example CSV. – blunders May 11 '14 at 15:20
• To access data, use the UNIX uncompress tool to unpack the .Z archives that you choose to download. To use the decoder, download the .f and .h files from usgodae.org/ftp/outgoing/fnmoc/data/ocn/docs. Compile with any recent Fortran compiler, e.g. gfortran ocn_obs.f. Then run a.out and follow directions from the screen. – milancurcic May 11 '14 at 17:48