Understanding clock recovery will help you navigate the Columbia River Bar

Summer has finally made it here to the Pacific Northwest. For anglers like me, our thoughts turn to visions of large herds of salmon stacked up at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. Unfortunately, there is this one obstacle that sits between us and the fish: the “Graveyard of the Pacific,” aka the Columbia River Bar.

To safely navigate the Bar, understanding its impairments or wave conditions is critical. At this link, you will note in the “TODAY” section various impairments:

  • Pk-trough swell, or pk-pk Sj jitter
  • Pk-pk period, or Sj period
  • Wind waves, or Rj

To read the rest of this article, please visit my Scope Guru on Signal Integrity Blog, on EDN’s site.

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