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 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 could get up likely from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and every thing in between.

Addressing questions such a lot 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 circulate, how they turn into large and harmful, and the way they are 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 homes of ocean waves which motivate us and provide possibilities for leisure and recreation―Zirker explores the actual elements that create waves.

Drawing on the various contemporary storms that experience devastated complete regions―such as typhoon Katrina, the tsunami introduced via the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, and the nice 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 via dozens of illustrations and a accomplished thesaurus, The technology of Ocean Waves will fascinate an individual concerned with the technological know-how at the back of the headlines.

Praise for J. B. Zirker

"Scientists recognize their stuff yet are hardly ever strong storytellers, while reliable storytellers hardly ever own the required 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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