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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...

2012-07-25 23:00:21

Developments in powerful cross-platform software tools and components lead to exciting advancements in high performance computing. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Rogue Wave Software has been selected to be featured in an upcoming episode of Business Update, set to air on Discovery Channel in the late fourth quarter of 2012. Fresh off of its acquisitions of Visual Numerics, TotalView Technologies, and Acumem, Rogue Wave is the premier developer of cross-platform software for the High...

2011-05-24 01:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and OSLO, Norway, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nor-Shipping Conf., Stand D01-01A, May 24, 2011 - Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), today announced significant safety enhancements to its innovative fleet management system, GlobalView(TM). These enhancements make GlobalView the first fleet management system to provide comprehensive pirate data and rogue wave alerts in one visual, easy-to-use format. This helps fleet managers to manage safe passage of their vessels...

2010-05-03 12:17:00

SAN DIEGO, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by American Transplant Congress 2010: EVENT: D TOUR FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE APPEARANCE AT AMERICAN TRANSPLANT CONGRESS 2010 DATE: MONDAY, MAY 3 and TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 PLACE: SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, BALLROOM 20A, 12:35 pm - 2:10 pm 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA DETAILS: D tour, the award-winning documentary about Pat Spurgeon, drummer for indie rock band Rogue Wave, will screen from 12:35...

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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...

2009-10-19 09:55:30

Physicists are discovering ways to build rogue waves out of light Rogue waves"”giant waves that spring up suddenly and tower over the seas around them"”have inspired physicists to look for an analogue in light. These high-intensity pulses can cross large distances without losing information. Now a team of physicists have identified one set of conditions that produces optical rogue waves. Their findings are reported in Physical Review A and highlighted with in the October 19 issue...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and his big wave companion, Raimana Van Bastolaer, have completed principal photography for Ultimate Wave Tahiti, the first 3D IMAX(R) and giant screen theater film to use extreme surfing to focus on the science of waves, according to its executive producer, K2 Communications, Inc. The film, scheduled for worldwide release next February, was primarily shot in the big wave environment known to...

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2009-08-13 10:45:00

The location of the FINO3 research platforms, the "Dan Tysk" sand bank, is located approximately 80 kilometers to the west of Sylt where up to 80 wind power plants will be located in just a few years. FINO3 is used by researchers to estimate the environmental consequences and technical risks of offshore wind energy parks. Changes in the sea swell are also of great interest in addition to the observations of bird migration or the measurement of lightening frequencies on the sea.To determine...

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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...


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Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.