Wind, Waves & Weather

Wind, Waves & Weather

Record hurricanes in the Atlantic, monster waves at Nazaré, sinking islands - look no further

 

weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather/How-Waves-And…

Frank's Weather has some useful background on waves

"There are requests from time to time for more detailed forecasts of sea conditions. I have been asked why the UK does not include swell height in its marine forecasts.

Here, I try to explain...
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royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsta.2017.0…

Particles in the water actually drift towards the waves, called Stokes Drift, discovered in 1847.

This paper discusses the physics behind the phenomenon

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www.ranker.com/list/10-biggest-deadliest-most-dest…

Hard to a hurricane called Fifi seriously - perhaps that was a factor in the number of lives lost..

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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/18/cyclone-yasa…

"The government had estimated that 850,000 people – 95% of Fiji’s population – would be directly affected by the cyclone."

"The cyclone is another blow to the country’s tourism-reliant economy, already devastated by pandemic shutdowns which have...
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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/cyclone-yasa…

Even if the two storms don't combine Yasa alone is devastatingly powerful - the Guardian seems remarkably sanguine about it given the wind speeds and its slow moving nature (which means inundation for towns by cobtinual heavy rainfall).

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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/10/devastating-…

"The annual record for the number of major storms forming in the Atlantic has been shattered, with Subtropical Storm Theta becoming the 29th named event in a hyperactive hurricane season.

The US National Hurricane Center said the development of...
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