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Improving Wave Forecasts
2012-10-31 18:06:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oceanographers from the U.S. Navy are using ocean wave research to help improve forecasts. Naval oceanography can provide information critical for combat disciplines, and today U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) physicists at the Remote Sensing Division will continue to improve the integrity of these forecasts. "Current state-of-the-art ocean wave forecasting numerical models do not take this mechanism into account," Dr....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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