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2008-03-21 06:00:13

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC - Hotels on the island's north and east coasts were Thursday receiving a battering from huge waves caused by a deep low pressure weather system in the Atlantic. As nine to 12- foot surges began affecting the country, some establishments reported that sea surges accompanying the system sent water into rooms and other sections of the properties. Scores of boat owners took refuge in the sheltered...

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2008-01-24 10:05:23

Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique "“ based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns "“ to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the strength and variability of surface current regimes and their relevance for climate change....

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2007-05-30 14:26:57

Huge waves that struck Reunion Island and coastlines across Indonesia earlier this month all originated from the same storm that occurred south of Cape Town, South Africa, and were tracked across the entire Indian Ocean for some 10 000 kilometres over a nine-day period by ESA's Envisat satellite. Waves reaching up to 11 metres devastated France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean when it slammed into the southern port of Saint Pierre on 12 May. Six days later waves created from the same...

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2007-05-16 07:45:00

The origin and movement of waves reaching up to 11 metres that devastated France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Saturday evening have been detected with ESA's Envisat satellite. The waves that thrashed the southern port of Saint Pierre, leaving two fishermen missing, causing several piers to collapse and flooding several homes and businesses, originated south of Cape Town, South Africa, and travelled northeast for nearly 4000 km over a period of three days before slamming into...

2006-08-12 05:42:26

MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy rains, strong winds and huge waves, boosted by the southwest monsoon, damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 shacks in the central Philippines, disaster and local officials said on Saturday. Disaster officials said nearly 60,000 people in Negros Occidental province were displaced when waves as high as 3 meters (10 feet) smashed into coastal villages. "We've never seen such waves in our entire lives," Ricardo Presbiterio, mayor of Valladolid town, told Reuters....

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2006-03-28 08:55:00

ESA -- For more than a decade space-based radar instruments have been routinely observing ocean surface phenomena including wind, waves, oil slicks, even the eyes of hurricanes. Now "“ employing the same principle as police speed guns "“ satellite radar has also begun to enable direct measurements of the speed of the moving ocean surface itself. The oceans that cover 71% of the Earth's surface are constantly in motion. Ocean surface currents can lead to strong interaction with...

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2006-03-15 09:55:00

ESA -- Imagine a space tool so revolutionary it can determine the impact of climate change, monitor the melting of glaciers, discover invisible waves, predict the strength of hurricanes, conserve fish stocks and measure river and lake levels worldwide, among other scientific applications. This instrument is not the subject of a science-fiction novel. In fact, four of them are already operating 800 kilometres above Earth. Fifteen years ago this ground-breaking instrument, called a radar...

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2006-03-01 10:10:00

ESA -- Since its launch in 2002, Envisat, the world's largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built, has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting "“ and the future looks even brighter. "The Envisat mission has reached its full maturity with the services provided by the satellite now well established, and the scientific results based on its data being increasing published," Envisat Mission Manager Henri Laur...

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2006-01-05 18:15:18

JPL -- The joint NASA/Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellite ceased operations after nearly 62,000 orbits of Earth. The spacecraft lost its ability to maneuver, bringing to a close a successful 13-year mission. "Topex/Poseidon revolutionized the study of Earth's oceans, providing the first continuous, global coverage of ocean surface topography and allowing us to see important week-to-week oceanic variations," said Dr. Mary Cleave, associate administrator...

2005-08-08 17:04:09

(Washington, DC "¢ 08/04/05) "“ Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) measured a record-size ocean wave when the eye of Hurricane Ivan passed over NRL moorings deployed last May in the Gulf of Mexico. The possibility of a super wave is often suggested by anecdotal evidence such as damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in September of 2004 to an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico that was nearly 80 feet above the ocean surface. Hence, some 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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