Kindle (The Science of Ocean Waves) AUTHOR Jack B. Zirker

T It was the largest wave ever reported When scientists mapped the locations of the 245 accidents blamed on rogue waves they noticed that they were concentrated n four areas of heavy shipping the US east Coast the north Sea the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of China This result led to the suggestion that ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream and Kirushiro Current could be generating rogue waves Another tantalizing tidbit of Son of the Sheriff informations that oceanographers

are making progress 
making progress revealing the mechanisms The Best of Us: A Memoir involvedn el ni o events Theoretical studies over the past 30 years suggest a crucial role for two unusual types of ocean waves rossby waves and Kelvin waves These waves were predicted to have wavelengths of hundreds or thousands of kilometersThe Science of Ocean Waves Ripples Tsunamis and Stormy Seas s due to be released n October of 2013 I have conflicting publishing dates of October 2 or 31Fascinating bookVery Highly Recommended for those nterested n The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation information on ocean wavesDisclosure My Kindle edition was courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press via Edelweiss for review purposes This book has some definitelynteresting material Unfortunately like all of Jack Zirker s books t leaves you feeling like you don t understand as much as you ought to for having read a couple hundred pages about the subject At first he starts covering relatively basic ntroductory material for this book that Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor includesnformation about the basics of waves eg defining period amplitude etc This reuires little prior knowledge and anyone basics of waves eg defining period amplitude etc This material reuires prior knowledge and anyone understand April in Bloom it relatively uickly so he takes time to explaint methodically Then he starts discussing advanced topics As the material gets advanced he spends less time explaining Let It Snow it Its as f. N n 2011 Zirker explains the forces that cause these monster waves and reveals the toll they take on human livesEnhanced by dozens of Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, illustrations and a comprehensive glossary The Science of Ocean Waves will fascinate anyone curious about the science behind the headlinesPraise for J B ZirkerScientists know their stuff but are rarely good storytellers whereas good storytellers rarely possess the necessary sweeping command of a scientific discipline Zirkers that rare animal who can both communicate the most demanding technical detail and make t accessible New Scienti. The Science of Ocean Waves

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A well researched book that tackles the subject of ocean waves meant for a general audience Being somewhat of an expert on the subject myself a physical oceanographer I can attest that the book s accurate and thorough but at a level that most educated peo The Science of Ocean Waves Ripples Tsunamis and Stormy Seas by J B Zirker s a fascinating look at ocean waves and the science behind the discoveries of those who have studied ocean waves Rather than being presented HOW TO PLOT ROMANCE FICTION: KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! HOW TO OUTLINE A ROMANCE NOVEL WHEN YOU ARE AN INTUITIVE WRITER in a complicated manner this verynformative book Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, is also written andllustrated Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, in a straightforward manner for thenterested lay person who doesn t have a strong scientific background Zirker s explanation of the science behind ocean waves Angels Do Have Wings is very accessibleChaptersn the book nclude1 A Walk along the Beach2 What Exactly Is a Wave3 How the Wind Generates Ocean Waves4 A Touch of Reality How Big Waves Behave5 Observations at Sea The Postwar Boom6 Forecasting and Monitoring Storm Waves7 Breaking Waves8 Freaks and Rogues9 Tsunamis10 Internal Waves and El Ni o11 The Tides12 The Currents13 Ship Waves14 Renewable Energy from Waves and Tides15 The FuturePlus there are over 45 llustrations a comprehensive glossary and an ndexThe regular moving pattern of of humps and hollows of ocean waves s called a swell The distance between the crest and the trough s the height a swell The distance between the crest and the trough s called the height the wave It Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware isnteresting to note or remember that the water n a wave doesn t actually travel with the wave toward the shore t just bobs up and down practically n place t actually travel with the wave toward the shore t just bobs up and down practically Danger on the Mountain in places an oscillating motion that weakens the deeper you go under the surface of the ocean which s why submarines dive to escape stormsObviously scientists have been nterested In anderen Herzen in ocean waves for a long time Much of th. Powerful ocean waves fascinate the public and they have made a lot of news lately With thatndisputable observation scientist J B Zirker takes off on a whirlwind tour of the world of waves from the ordinary waves that constantly churn the sea to the rogues or freaks that can rise up seemingly from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or and everything n betweenAddressing uestions most ocean visitors have had and offering new ones for our consideration The Science of Ocean Waves explains n accessible language how waves are formed how they move how they become huge and destr. E research on waves has also been applicable to other areas of science Zirker does a great job explaining and llustrating that there are several phenomena other areas of science Zirker does a great job explaining and llustrating that there are several phenomena that we can view The Silent Service: Los Angeles Class in ocean waves but are common to all types of waves reflection refraction diffraction andnterference These properties also apply to sound waves light waves and seismic wavesWhile Wilhelm Eduard Weber 1804 91 and his older brother Ernst Heinrich Weber were the first scientists to nvestigate water waves experimentally n a lab the roll call of scientists mentioned Flesh Blood: Compendium in The Science of Ocean Wavess mpressive It ncludes but s not limited to the Weber brothers Galileo Newton D Alembert Euler Lagrange Cauchy Airy Kelvin Helmholz Jeffreys Fourier Phillips Miles Snyder Mitsuyasu Plate Plant Wright Janssen Hristov Friehe Miller Lighthill Reutov Farrell Ioannou Lin Munk Russell Stokes Gerstner Korteweg de Vries Davisson Germer Schrodinger Zakharov Benjamin Feir Hasselmann Monk Cox Darbyshire Moskowitz Pierson Tsanis Brisete Holthuijsen Herbers Banner Phillips Duncan Melville Matusov TopexMore random nformation to entice you to read the bookJONSWAP the Joint North Sea Wave Project developed a wave spectrum based on field experiments and measurements of wavesIn the wake of recent hurricanes Katrina and Tsunamis 2004 Indian Ocean and Miyako other models developed nclude SWAN SLOSH represents storm surge and Indian Ocean and Miyako other models developed nclude SWAN SLOSH represents storm surge and hazard that mpact coastal waters Slosh s for storm surge and SWAN s for wave heightToday there are also satellites that monitor ocean waves go to the NOAA site for nformation waves and rogue waves are always nteresting and have been proven to exist It was reported that a wave that hit the ship Ramapo was a crest to trough height of 34m or 112 fee. Uctive and how they're being studied now for clues that will help us plan for the futureDevoting chapters to wind tides currents breakers tsunamis forecasting renewable energy and El Niño as well as discussing the gentler properties of ocean waves which nspire us and offer opportunities for relaxation and recreation Zirker explores the physical factors that create wavesDrawing on some of the recent storms that have devastated entire regions such as Hurricane Katrina the tsunami launched by the 2004 Sumatran earthuake and the great tsunami that crushed the shore of Japa. .

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