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Skyscraper-Size Waves Circulate Energy, Nutrients In Deep Ocean
2013-09-09 15:51:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While massive waves are a surfer’s dream, they are also fascinating to oceanographers – particularly those waves breaking deep in the ocean. These deep ocean waves play a vital role in long-term climate cycles and a new study from scientists at the University of Washington has revealed waves the height of skyscrapers circulating energy and nutrients deep below the Southern Pacific Ocean. “Climate models are really sensitive...

Improving Wave Forecasts
2012-10-31 18:06:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oceanographers from the U.S. Navy are using ocean wave research to help improve forecasts. Naval oceanography can provide information critical for combat disciplines, and today U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) physicists at the Remote Sensing Division will continue to improve the integrity of these forecasts. "Current state-of-the-art ocean wave forecasting numerical models do not take this mechanism into account," Dr....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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