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The Science of Ocean Waves
Author: J. B. Zirker

ISBN: 9781421410784
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24 August 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0 x 2.3
Description:


"Powerful ocean waves fascinate the 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 more... and everything in between.

Addressing questions 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 destructive, and how they're being studied now for clues that will help us plan for the future.

Devoting chapters to wind, tides, currents, breakers, tsunamis, forecasting, renewable energy, and El Nino-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 waves.

Drawing on some of the recent storms that have devastated entire regions-such as Hurricane Katrina,...

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