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2009-12-15 15:35:04

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. At first glance, this may not appear to be connected to space technology, but large development projects and the state of Earth's environment are intrinsically linked. Global climate change is also an increasingly important challenge in overcoming poverty and advancing development in the poorest countries and communities, which will suffer the earliest and the most. These factors...

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2009-11-30 11:31:16

The best coastal areas in the Iberian Peninsula in terms of harnessing wave energy are the Costa da Morte and Estaca de Bares, in La Coruña, Galicia, according to two pioneering studies by researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), published this month in the journals Energy and Renewable Energy. "The Costa da Morte, between Finisterre and the Sisargas islands, and the Estaca de Bares areas "“ both of which are on the coast around La...

2009-11-02 06:00:00

Commercial launch expected following validation testing MANASSAS, VA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today that its Vindicator(R) Laser Wind Sensor (LWS) has been deployed by AXYS Technologies as part of validation testing of the WindSentinel(TM), the world's first offshore wind assessment buoy. Commercial launch of the WindSentinel(TM), which combines an AXYS floating platform with a Vindicator(R) LWS, is expected once testing is successfully...

2009-10-19 09:55:30

Physicists are discovering ways to build rogue waves out of light Rogue waves"”giant waves that spring up suddenly and tower over the seas around them"”have inspired physicists to look for an analogue in light. These high-intensity pulses can cross large distances without losing information. Now a team of physicists have identified one set of conditions that produces optical rogue waves. Their findings are reported in Physical Review A and highlighted with in the October 19 issue...

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2009-10-13 15:31:12

Long-term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach Rip currents"”powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore"”represent a danger to human life and property. Rip currents are responsible for more than one hundred deaths on our nation's beaches each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association, and if rip currents persist long enough they can cause beach...

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2009-10-01 14:15:00

Experts say American Samoa was the victim of a perfect storm during the recent tsunami that has resulted in a death toll of 150 people and rising. The region was subject to a massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake that triggered strong winds and enormous ocean waves. Because it occurred in the ocean floor beneath deep water, the waves were larger and it quickly gained more speed and power. "Put that all together and there was less than 25 minutes, maybe as little as 13 minutes, between the ground...

2009-09-11 12:53:00

CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have partnered to perform an extensive study of the shoreline in southern Rhode Island. This study, known as the Rhode Island Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Plan, is a multi-year program focused on developing a plan for managing sand as a resource rather than as a waste product. The foundation of this study is numerical...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and his big wave companion, Raimana Van Bastolaer, have completed principal photography for Ultimate Wave Tahiti, the first 3D IMAX(R) and giant screen theater film to use extreme surfing to focus on the science of waves, according to its executive producer, K2 Communications, Inc. The film, scheduled for worldwide release next February, was primarily shot in the big wave environment known to...

2009-09-01 14:57:03

U.S. scientists studying a mid-July to early August 2006 heat wave that struck the southwestern United States say such extremes are becoming more likely. The 2006 heat wave broke many high temperature and humidity records, scientists said, leading to the deaths of more than 600 people, 25,000 cattle and 70,000 poultry in California alone. An analysis of that episode by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego suggests such regional...

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2009-08-13 10:45:00

The location of the FINO3 research platforms, the "Dan Tysk" sand bank, is located approximately 80 kilometers to the west of Sylt where up to 80 wind power plants will be located in just a few years. FINO3 is used by researchers to estimate the environmental consequences and technical risks of offshore wind energy parks. Changes in the sea swell are also of great interest in addition to the observations of bird migration or the measurement of lightening frequencies on the sea.To determine...


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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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