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 ocean waves meant for a general audience Being somewhat of an
Expert On The Subject Myself A Oceanographer on the subject myself a oceanographer can attest that the book is accurate and thorough but at a level that most educated people could grasp without too much specialized knowledge I especially liked his discussion of Rossby and Kelvin waves These types of wave tie my students up in knots but are crucial for understanding the workings of the ocean and atmosphere He is very brave to attempt to explain them to a general audience The book also goes over a lot of other ocean wave related topics tsunamis rogue waves storm surge wave forecasting etc Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the topic The Science of Ocean Waves Ripples Tsunamis and Stormy Seas by J B Zirker is a fascinating look at ocean waves and the science behind the discoveries of those who have studied ocean waves Rather than being presented in a complicated manner this very informative book is also written and illustrated in a straightforward manner for the interested lay person who doesn t have a strong scientific background Zirker s explanation of the science behind ocean waves is very accessibleChapters in the book include1 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 illustrations a comprehensive glossary and AN INDEXTHE REGULAR MOV. POWERFUL OCEAN WAVES FASCINATE indexThe regular mov. Powerful ocean waves fascinate public and they have made a lot of news lately With that indisputable 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 in betweenAddressing uestions most ocean visitors have had and offering new ones for our consideration The Science of Ocean Waves explains in accessible language how waves are formed how they move how they become huge and destr. ,
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Ject 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 include SWAN SLOSH represents and Tsunamis 2004 Indian Ocean and Miyako other models developed include SWAN SLOSH represents surge and wave hazard that impact coastal waters Slosh is for storm
surge and SWAN is for wave heightToday there are also satellites that monitor ocean waves go to the NOAAand SWAN is for wave heightToday there are also satellites that monitor ocean waves go to the NOAA for information waves and rogue waves are always interesting 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 feet 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 in 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 information is that oceanographers are making progress in revealing the mechanisms involved in 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 ofof ocean waves rossby waves and Kelvin waves These waves were predicted to have wavelengths of or thousands of kilometersThe Science of Ocean Waves Ripples Tsunamis and Stormy Seas is due to be released in October of 2013 I have conflicting publishing dates of October 2 or 31Fascinating bookVery Highly Recommended for those interested in information on ocean wavesDisclosure My Kindle edition was courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press via Edelweiss for review purposes. N in 2011 Zirker explains the forces that cause these monster waves and reveals the toll they take on human livesEnhanced by dozens of 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 Zirker is that rare animal who can both communicate the most demanding technical detail and make it accessible New Scienti. .
Ing pattern of pattern of humps and hollows of ocean waves is called a swell The distance between the crest and the trough is called the height of the wave It is interesting to note or remember that the water in a wave doesn t actually travel with the wave toward the shore it ust bobs up and down practically in place It is an oscillating motion that weakens the deeper you go under the surface of the ocean which is why submarines dive to escape stormsObviously scientists have been interested in ocean waves for a long time Much of the research on waves has also been applicable to other areas of science Zirker does a great ob explaining and illustrating that there are several phenomena explained that we can view in ocean waves but are common to all types of waves reflection refraction diffraction and interference 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 investigate water waves experimentally in a lab the roll call of scientists mentioned in The Science of Ocean Waves is impressive It includes but is 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 Duncan Melville Matusov random information to entice you to read the bookJONSWAP the Joint North Sea Wave Pro. 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 inspire 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.