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Image 1 - CryoSat Rides New Waves
2011-12-23 04:10:38

ESA´s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth´s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting. CryoSat was built to measure tiny variations in the thickness of Earth´s ice. As a result, the mission is providing scientists with the data they need to help improve our understanding of the relationship between ice,...

Image 1 - Japanese Devastation The Result Of Merging Waves
2011-12-06 09:57:05

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the deadly tsunami generated from the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan resulted from merging waves, causing the killer tsunami to double in intensity over ocean ridges, and then amplifying its power upon landfall. Data taken from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts during the events that day. The fronts merged to form a single, more...

Researchers Determine Why Wine Aeration Works
2011-11-23 06:17:27

Researchers have determined how the process of swirling wine around in a glass to aerate the liquid actually works. The team generated waves in clear cylinders and used state-of-the-art instrumentation to track the motion of traveling waves and measure the liquid velocity. The team found that "as the wave propagates along the glass wall, the liquid is displaced back and forth from bottom to top and from the center to the periphery," Mohamed Farhat, senior scientist at the Ecole...

'First Wave' Settlers Had Key Role In Human Evolution
2011-11-04 05:38:01

A new study examining the genealogies of early human pioneers suggests that settlers who were first to colonize a new region of the world produced more offspring than the settlers who followed them, giving them a selective advantage. The international team of researchers, who specialize in studying the effects of rapid territorial and demographic expansions on recent human evolution, analyzed the growth of human colonies in an area of Quebec, Canada, between 1686 and 1960.  They...

Image 1 - Illinois Researchers Localize 3D Matter Waves
2011-10-08 05:43:16

A new University of Illinois study, demonstrating how material defects can affect three-dimensional conduction, could profoundly alter ultrasonic waves used in medical imaging, lasers, superconductors, and more, the college reported in a press release Friday. The study, which was led by physics professor Brian DeMarco, resulted in complete localization of quantum matter waves in three dimensions, which was reportedly originally theorized some 50 years ago. DeMarco and his colleagues...

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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...

2011-05-26 12:50:00

Data from a radar network operated by a consortium of scientists along the U.S. West Coast are now a vital component in search-and-rescue, oil spill response and maritime transportation operations Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego A network of high-frequency radar systems designed for mapping ocean surface currents now provides detail of coastal ocean dynamics along the U.S. West Coast never before available. The network has grown over the last decade...

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...

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2011-01-30 10:35:00

Engineers have created a new type of "stereo vision" to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.The approach, which uses two video cameras to feed data into an advanced computer system, can observe large areas of ocean waves in real time and help explain what they are doing and why, scientists say.The system may be of particular value as climate change and rising sea levels pose...

2010-12-16 14:39:29

Geologists from the University of Rhode Island and Princeton University, in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have taken an important step toward helping the United States government monitor nuclear explosions by improving a 3-dimensional model originally developed at Harvard University. The improvements make the model more accurate at detecting the location, source and depth of seismic activity. The results of their research were presented today at a meeting of the...


Latest Wind wave 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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