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The power of the sea: tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters

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Palgrave Macmillan,
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
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The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.

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title The power of the sea : tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters
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title_sort power of the sea tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters
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