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2014-08-11 07:26:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica, a team of researchers report in a new Nature Geoscience study. The Chilean earthquake, which killed over 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages, is believed to be the cause of small tremors detected by sensors in West...

2012-12-05 16:24:42

Technique provides insight into ancient formation of underwater plateau Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through the Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath the Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have typically been generated by earthquakes or man-made explosions. A University of Rhode Island graduate student is using the tiny seismic waves created by ocean waves crashing on shorelines around the world to learn how an...

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2010-03-06 09:55:00

Known as rogue or freak waves, these towering walls of water are simply called monsters of the sea by some people. No matter what they are called, these oversized swells can appear suddenly on the open water and can be large enough to overwhelm even the biggest of ships, according to experts. These rogue waves are believed to be what caused havoc on the cruise ship Louis Majesty this past Wednesday off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Though not confirmed, three 26-foot waves...

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2009-08-10 11:45:00

U.S. scientists believe they have made great headway in understanding what have been termed, freak waves. These rogue waves are relatively large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that are a major threat to large ships and ocean liners. They have a height of more than twice the significant wave height (SWH). They are not necessarily the biggest waves at sea, but they are incredibly large compared to the state of the sea.  U.S. oceanographers developed a computer simulation that might...

2009-08-05 14:30:00

Stories of ships mysteriously sent to watery graves by sudden, giant waves have long puzzled scientists and sailors. New research by San Francisco State professor Tim Janssen suggests that changes in water depth and currents, which are common in coastal areas, may significantly increase the likelihood of these extreme waves.Published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, Janssen's wave model simulations show that focusing of waves by shoals and currents could increase the likelihood of a...

2009-04-01 17:01:45

British mathematicians say they've created a formula that can be used to predict tsunamis and how destructive the tsunamis might become. Scientists at Newcastle University, led by Professor Robin Johnson, studied the 2004 tsunami that devastated coastal communities in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand when an ocean earthquake triggered a long surface wave that resulted in six massive consecutive wave fronts. The third wave, the largest, reached a height of more than 65 feet and, among...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.