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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

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

US government researchers announced Wednesday that satellites can spot the leading edge of a Tsunami by detecting giant waves and getting people out of their way.

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2009-03-06 14:58:42

New technology presented at world's largest optical communication conference produces better sources of white light.

2005-12-12 22:09:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A tsunami could endanger a million or more people along California's coast and cripple Pacific ports, according to a report released on Monday that highlights weaknesses in U.S. preparations for a killer wave.

2005-08-08 17:04:09

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) measured a record-size ocean wave when the eye of Hurricane Ivan passed over NRL moorings deployed last May in the Gulf of Mexico.

2005-08-05 11:54:12

In Aug. 4 WASHINGTON story headlined "Hurricane Ivan generated monster waves - study," read in 2nd paragraph ... at the Stennis Space Center ... instead of ... Stennin Space Center. Correcting name of space center.

2005-08-05 12:01:05

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Ivan, which caused a swathe of destruction across the Caribbean last September before crashing into the U.S. Gulf coast, generated ocean waves more than 90 feet high, researchers said on Thursday.

2005-08-04 14:38:19

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Ivan, which caused a swathe of destruction across the Caribbean last September before crashing into the U.S. Gulf coast, generated ocean waves more than 90 feet high, researchers said on Thursday.

2005-08-04 14:35:00

Hurricane Ivan, which caused a swathe of destruction across the Caribbean last September before crashing into the U.S. Gulf coast, generated ocean waves more than 90 feet high, researchers said on Thursday.

2005-08-04 14:30:20

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Ivan, which caused a swathe of destruction across the Caribbean last September before crashing into the U.S. Gulf coast, generated ocean waves more than 90 feet high, researchers said on Thursday.


Latest Rogue Wave Reference Libraries

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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