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, and so they have made loads of information lately." With that undeniable remark, scientist J. B. Zirker takes to the air on a whirlwind journey of the realm of waves―from the "ordinary" waves that continuously churn the ocean to the rogues or freaks that may stand up likely from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and every little thing in between.

Addressing questions so much ocean viewers have had and delivering new ones for our attention, The technological know-how of Ocean Waves explains in obtainable language how waves are shaped, how they stream, how they turn into large and damaging, and the way they're being studied now for clues that might support us plan for the future.

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

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

Enhanced by means of dozens of illustrations and a finished thesaurus, The technological know-how of Ocean Waves will fascinate someone fascinated by the technology in the back of the headlines.

Praise for J. B. Zirker

"Scientists understand their stuff yet are hardly ever solid storytellers, while reliable storytellers hardly own the mandatory sweeping command of a systematic self-discipline. Zirker is that infrequent animal who can either converse the main difficult technical element and make it accessible."― New Scientist

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