Ian Young clocks the motion of the ocean

johnboy 5 November 2013 4

The ANU media team, one imagines with some white knuckles, are getting word out about Vice Chancellor Ian Young’s own research into ocean swells:

Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers and meteorologists to better predict the rate at which ocean swells decay, or deteriorate, as they travel across the globe.

“Ocean cargo shipping, offshore oil and gas production, and even recreational activities such as surfing, are all dependent on wave action,” says Professor Young.

“It is therefore critical that we are able to predict swell.”

It is estimated that 75 per cent of waves across the world are not actually generated by local winds. Instead, they are driven by distant storms which propagate as swell.

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4 Responses to Ian Young clocks the motion of the ocean
davo101 davo101 3:58 pm 05 Nov 13

johnboy said :

erm, no paywall!

Hmm, paywall here. Perhaps my department is being blocked.

    johnboy johnboy 4:01 pm 05 Nov 13

    Interesting if your department is blocking ANU or vice versa!

johnboy johnboy 3:47 pm 05 Nov 13

erm, no paywall!

davo101 davo101 3:43 pm 05 Nov 13


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