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sea ice off alaska
2014-07-31 03:00:56

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the...

Ocean Ecosystem Affected By Powerful Internal Waves: Study
2014-01-09 06:08:08

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on the ocean’s hidden waves was conducted in a lab and in the South China Sea. According to a January 8 report from MIT news, internal waves can be hundreds of feet tall and produce damaging effects to the climate and the ocean’s ecosystem. Experiments in laboratories and in the ocean have scientists claiming to have solved the mystery of what causes the largest internal waves in the world. The new findings,...

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....

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...

Pipeline Wave Frozen In Time
2013-07-23 05:40:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the University of California - San Diego (UC San Diego) have created a static pipeline wave in a laboratory. The wave has a crest that moves neither forward nor backward, which will allow improvements in boat and seaport designs. The wave will also allow analysis of how carbon dioxide exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere occurs. The study findings are...

Why The Weatherman Is Often Wrong
2013-01-25 06:19:05

[ Watch the Video: BYU Engineers Study How Waves Impact Weather, Atmosphere ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it may be easy to blame weathermen when their predictors go horribly, horribly wrong, one US researcher says that the meteorologist may not be to blame — that there are underlying scientific forces at work that can sabotage even the most well-researched forecasts. Those forces are known as internal waves, and according to Brigham Young...

Ups And Downs Of The Norwegian Sea
2012-11-20 09:57:08

ESA An anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height patterns has been observed near Norway´s west coast. Archived data from radar altimeters on the ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat satellites show the wave-like motion around the center of the Lofoten Basin. The Lofoten Basin is a topographic depression about 3500 m deep in the Norwegian Sea and plays an important role in sustaining global ocean circulation. It is a transit area for the warm and saline Atlantic Water on its way to the...

waves
2012-11-19 14:22:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Invisibility cloaking may one day help to shield ships floating around in the ocean from waves, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS). The new approach to invisibility cloaking is based on the influence of the ocean floor's topography on various "layers" of ocean water. Reza Alam, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California,...

Wave Interactions May Explain Why Some Tsunamis Are So Powerful
2012-09-19 08:31:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ocean waves are a source of calming for meditation, and a source of enjoyment for thrill-seeking surfers. These waves are also a source of wonder for researchers trying to explain the power of the tsunami. Two applied mathematicians from University of Colorado Boulder have taken a closer look at these waves, discovering X- and Y-shaped ocean waves that could help explain why some tsunamis become as powerful as they do....


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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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