Craig B. Smith: Extreme Waves

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Excellent book on waves it can be bit dry t tim. Fortunately few of us on shore or in boat have ever looked out to sea Geeking Out on 11C and seen wave Et ainsi de suite as talls The Shoshoni Cookbook a 10 story building racing toward usnd in that instant known that there was no way to outrun it no way to survive Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís and that our life wasbout to come to Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe an end Yet such waves exist waves thatppear suddenly in the open ocean waves big enough to break the back of modern crude oil tankers or bulk container ships Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and send them to the bottom beforen SOS can be sent Recently two large cruise ships were front page news when they suffered damage nd injured passengers fter being hit by rogue waves Still horrific was the disaster that overtook Southeast Asia on December 26 2004 huge waves hundreds of thousands deadThis book traces the origins of waves explaining how calm seas change to stormy seas under the influence of winds how waves propagate the effect of currents tides nd earthuakes nd how ships nd offshore structures respond to extreme waves There is one hundred real life stories included in the book to illustrate the important topics stories from US Navy dmirals responsible for nuclear carriers.

E but full of fascinating information Excellent bu. To Brad Van Liew who sailed single handed through the most dangerous oceans in the world to win the recent “Around the World Alone” race There re ships that were hit nd survived nd other vessels that did not survive Each incident entails heroism mostly unsung beyond that which we can imagine experiencingTsunami re not result of rogue waves but rise from earthuakes or submarine landslides In the open ocean tsunami might pass undetected; it is only s it nears shallow waters near coastlines that its true terror nd power re revealed Here is shallower water large waves can occur By understanding the mechanism of tsunami formation Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and propagationnd knowing the warning signs many lives can be savedNew research using satellites to scan the world’s oceans nd measure wave heights has revealed that giant waves so called rogue waves 20 to 30 meters 65 to nearly 100 feet high re not only real nd not figment of sailor’s imagination but they occur far freuently than previously believed They can occur nywhere when conditions re right rising up suddenly to strike ship perhaps sinking

T I warn you very technical This is the book waves. T before dissipating once The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank again into the endless waves were The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins accustomed to seeing What defines rogue wave is exactly this it ppears suddenly seemingly out of nowhere nd is two or three times higher than that verage height of the waves preceding or following itSadly there is no single standard for the structural design of merchant ships to resist heavy seas Conseuently different classes of vessels have varying bilities to survive rogue wave encounter Most commercial vessels re not designed to withstand waves much greater than 10 to 11 meters 35 feet in height Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design ands conseuence surprising number of large ships re lost every month sometimes several week somewhere in the world due to rough weather nd encounters with extreme waves The tragic loss of crews typically 30 sailors on modern merchant vessel is scandal that unfortunately receives scant ttentionToday with new knowledge concerning extreme waves we have the bility to ensure that vessel losses become rare event Advanced warning systems nd education of coastal populations can likewise greatly reduce the death toll from tsuna.

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