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Wave Power Technology Gets A Boost
2012-09-11 04:21:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a great search going on for alternative sources of energy, to wean our society off of fast-disappearing fossil fuels. So far, most scientists have focused on sun and wind energy because they are so easy to harness. There is potential for wave energy from the ocean, but harnessing it is more problematic, presenting some pretty specific challenges that make it a less promising resource. Because wave size and force varies so...

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power
2012-06-28 05:18:04

DM Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Energy generated from ocean waves could provide power for our growing planet. Marine energy is believed to have the potential to provide the UK with electricity twice over, and a group of scientists have made a strong step in that direction by predicting wave power. The study was carried out by a team of mathematicians and engineers from the University of Exeter and Tel Aviv University. They devised a means of accurately predicting the power of the next...

2012-06-16 00:51:31

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it´s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity. Attacks and hijackings of ships by Somali pirates in waters off the Horn of Africa have sharply increased in recent years, and show no sign of waning. Somali pirates account for over half of...

Old Maps And Dead Clams Help Solve Coastal Boulder Mystery
2012-05-01 08:09:26

Perched atop the sheer coastal cliffs of Ireland's Aran Islands, ridges of giant boulders have puzzled geologists for years. What forces could have torn these rocks from the cliff edges high above sea level and deposited them far inland? While some researchers contend that only a tsunami could push these stones, new research in The Journal of Geology finds that plain old ocean waves, with the help of some strong storms, did the job. And they're still doing it. The three tiny Aran...

Image 1 - On The Topic Of Topography
2012-02-28 04:42:51

In a city where sea level is of particular significance, a scientific conference on the radar that records sea-surface height will be held in September. The deadline for abstract submissions for the symposium in Venice, Italy, on two decades of radar altimetry is fast approaching. The ℠20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry´ Symposium will be held at the Venice Convention Centre Palazzo del Casinó from 24 to 29 September 2012. Organized in collaboration with the...

2011-12-29 08:00:00

Eco Wave Power has completed the construction and testing phase of its' first sea wave energy generation models the "Wave Clapper" and the "Power Wing". (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 The testing took place in the wave pool of the Hydro-Mechanical National Institute of Kiev. The “wave pool”, 2.5 meters deep, and 18 meters in length, had provided Eco Wave Power with the perfect conditions for testing of the unique wave energy generation technologies under controlled wave heights and...


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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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