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2013-11-21 23:21:59

Clean custom shaped waves crash into convenience with the Swell, a next generation surf system from Supra Boats. Maryville, TN (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The convenience of transferring side to side without moving ballast or people is only a small part of Supra Swell Surf System performance. Two sculpted surfer-inspired wave styles, improved handling and visibility as well as VISION Touch dash integration and customization will completely elevate your expectations of wake surfing....

2011-05-26 10:03:00

EXTON, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announced the launch of the documentary Swell, a twenty-five minute film that allows families dealing with the rare genetic swelling disease, hereditary angioedema (HAE), to share the challenges and triumphs of living with a chronic disorder. Swell also explores the perspective of physicians that manage HAE, often times through many generations of the same family. The film can be viewed in its entirety at...

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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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2009-08-13 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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2009-05-29 12:44:24

"Anybody who observes waves can see that they are not the same height in winter and summer, but rather that their height varies over time, and we have applied a 'non- seasonal' statistical model in order to measure extreme events such as these", Fernando J. M©ndez, an engineer at the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics at the University of Cantabria and co-author of a study published recently in the journal Coastal Engineering, tells SINC. The new model can chart the pattern of extreme...

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2007-05-30 14:26:57

Huge waves that struck Reunion Island and coastlines across Indonesia earlier this month all originated from the same storm that occurred south of Cape Town, South Africa, and were tracked across the entire Indian Ocean for some 10 000 kilometres over a nine-day period by ESA's Envisat satellite. Waves reaching up to 11 metres devastated France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean when it slammed into the southern port of Saint Pierre on 12 May. Six days later waves created from the same...

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2007-05-16 07:45:00

The origin and movement of waves reaching up to 11 metres that devastated France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Saturday evening have been detected with ESA's Envisat satellite. The waves that thrashed the southern port of Saint Pierre, leaving two fishermen missing, causing several piers to collapse and flooding several homes and businesses, originated south of Cape Town, South Africa, and travelled northeast for nearly 4000 km over a period of three days before slamming into...


Latest Swell 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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