Douglas scale


noun

an international scale of sea disturbance and swell ranging from 0 to 9 with one figure for disturbance and one for swell

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Word Origin for Douglas scale

C20: named after Sir Henry Douglas (1876–1939), former director of the British Naval Meteorological Service
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