Extreme Waves (EPUB)
Summary Extreme Waves
Erences I never ealized how many ships sink each year and what the causes actually are Excellent treatment of many different aspects of waves and their effect on the maritime industry Could have gone a little deeper into the math Used Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, reliableeferences and is uite objective Is uite. To Brad Van Liew who sailed single handed through the most dangerous oceans in the world to win the ecent “Around the World Alone” ace There are ships that were hit and survived and other vessels that did not survive Each incident entails heroism mostly unsung beyond that which we can imagine experiencingTsunami are not a esult of ogue waves but arise from earthuakes or submarine landslides In the open ocean a tsunami might pass undetected; it is only as it nears shallow waters near coastlines that its true terror and power are evealed Here is shallower water large waves can occur By understanding the mechanism of tsunami formation and propagation and knowing the warning signs many lives can be savedNew esearch using satellites to scan the world’s oceans and measure wave heights has evealed that giant waves so called ogue waves 20 to 30 meters 65 to nearly 100 feet high are not only eal and not a figment of a sailor’s imagination but they occur far freuently than previously believed They can occur anywhere when conditions are ight ising up suddenly to strike a ship perhaps sinking
Comprehensive in covering the documented esults of extreme or ogue waves and the discussions of their origins and freuency make this for a valuable ead especially to anyone who actually goes down to the sea in boats and ships After eading this I think I prefer just eading about it. T before dissipating once again into the endless waves we are accustomed to seeing What defines a ogue wave is exactly this it appears suddenly seemingly out of nowhere and is two or three times higher than that average height of the waves preceding or following itSadly there is no single standard for the structural design of merchant ships to esist heavy seas Conseuently different classes of vessels have varying abilities to survive a ogue wave encounter Most commercial vessels are not designed to withstand waves much greater than 10 to 11 meters 35 feet in height and as a conseuence a surprising number of large ships are lost every month sometimes several a week somewhere in the world due to ough weather and encounters with extreme waves The tragic loss of crews typically 30 sailors on a modern merchant vessel is a scandal that unfortunately eceives scant attentionToday with new knowledge concerning extreme waves we have the ability to ensure that vessel losses become a are event Advanced warning systems and education of coastal populations can likewise greatly educe the death toll from tsuna.
Extreme Waves (EPUB)
Excellent book on waves it can be a bit dry at time but full of fascinating information Overall enjoyed this booked I learned a lot about how Rogue waves and others Sometimes would get a little slow and technical in descriptions This is a very eadable book with lots of data and ef. Fortunately few of us on shore or in a boat have ever looked out to sea and seen a wave as tall as a 10 story building acing toward us and in that instant known that there was no way to outrun it no way to survive and that our life was about to come to an end Yet such waves exist waves that appear suddenly in the open ocean waves big enough to break the back of modern crude oil tankers or bulk container ships and send them to the bottom before an SOS can be sent Recently two large cruise ships were front page news when they suffered damage and injured passengers after being hit by ogue 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 and earthuakes and how ships and offshore structures espond to extreme waves There is one hundred eal life stories included in the book to illustrate the important topics stories from US Navy admirals esponsible for nuclear carriers.