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2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to date. Evidence in support of this new theory on the virtual disappearance of the ancient cult site...

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2011-06-27 07:15:00

A unique study using over 70 years of information from local newspapers has helped to examine the incidence and location of coastal floods in the Solent region of southern England. Coastal flood events in the Solent have been common over the last 70 years and are often associated with the highest sea levels. A significant number of events with severe impacts have been identified, with repeated damage and disruption at certain locations. Using newly digitized sea-level data for the ports of...

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2011-06-11 09:27:57

Forecasting the state of the sea is important for shipping, offshore and coastal engineering, management of coastal zones and tourism. This is set to become easier through ESA's GlobWave project, which offers a one-stop shop for satellite data on ocean waves. Safety and financial losses associated with rough seas are a real concern. Ocean waves slow down the passage of ships, endanger marine industries such as oil and gas extraction, damage aquaculture and offshore wind farms, and erode...

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2011-06-11 09:20:00

Venice "“ the City of Dreams "“ may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 percent by 2100. A team of international scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Alberto Troccoli studied atmospheric circulation in the Mediterranean region to assess climate impacts through changes in storm surge frequency in Venice "“ a World Heritage-listed city built on 117 small...

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2011-06-05 10:41:50

An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that forms the Panama Canal channel, scientists report. Understanding seismic background signals leads to improved earthquake and tsunami detection in the Caribbean region where 100 tsunamis have been reported in the past 500 years.As part of a $37.5 million U.S. presidential initiative to...

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...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information and business services, today released a report detailing potential exposure to storm surge property damage in ten major urban areas along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. The 2011 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report revealed hurricane-driven storm surge flooding could cause billions in damage to residential structures in 2011. CoreLogic developed the Storm...

2011-03-19 00:00:00

"Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond to last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan with a demonstration of the power of human consciousness, love, and support. The Tsunami of Silence will be seven minutes of complete technology silence on the first day of spring, Monday, March 21 @ 7:00-pm (19:00) in each time zone, creating a wave of silent meditation around the globe. Worldwide (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 "Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond...

2011-03-16 07:20:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, an archeologist and geologist who has spent years researching the Bible's stories of catastrophe, says that tsunamis that dwarf those of Japan and Indonesia are written about in the Bible. In his new book "THE COMETS OF GOD" Goodman says the Bible tells of a mega-tsunami that occurred in the past and a...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

Billy Meier, Swiss UFO contactee with unparalleled record of prophetically accurate scientific information, also foretold increased mega-quakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and super storms; published warnings about mainly manmade causes of unnatural climate change and environmental disasters as early as 1951 Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 The increased danger now posed by radiation from earthquake damaged Japanese atomic power plants was specifically warned about by Swiss UFO...


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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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