The Science of Ocean Waves: Ripples, Tsunamis, and Stormy Seas

The Science of Ocean Waves: Ripples, Tsunamis, and Stormy Seas


"Powerful ocean waves fascinate the general public, they usually have made loads of information lately." With that undeniable commentary, scientist J. B. Zirker takes to the air on a whirlwind travel of the realm of waves―from the "ordinary" waves that consistently churn the ocean to the rogues or freaks which can stand up doubtless from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and every thing in between.

Addressing questions such a lot ocean viewers have had and providing new ones for our attention, The technology of Ocean Waves explains in obtainable language how waves are shaped, how they flow, how they develop into large and damaging, and the way they're being studied now for clues that may support us plan for the future.

Devoting chapters to wind, tides, currents, breakers, tsunamis, forecasting, renewable power, and El Niño―as good as discussing the gentler houses of ocean waves which motivate us and supply possibilities for rest and recreation―Zirker explores the actual elements that create waves.

Drawing on many of the contemporary storms that experience devastated complete regions―such as typhoon Katrina, the tsunami introduced by means of the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, and the good tsunami that beaten the shore of Japan in 2011―Zirker explains the forces that reason those monster waves and divulges the toll they tackle human lives.

Enhanced through dozens of illustrations and a entire thesaurus, The technological know-how of Ocean Waves will fascinate somebody occupied with the technology in the back of the headlines.

Praise for J. B. Zirker

"Scientists comprehend their stuff yet are hardly stable storytellers, while sturdy storytellers infrequently own the mandatory sweeping command of a systematic self-discipline. Zirker is that infrequent animal who can either speak the main challenging technical aspect and make it accessible."― New Scientist

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