Arctic Ocean Waves Break Previous Records, Have Researchers Worried

August 1, 2014 2:27 PM

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16-foot waves have now been detected in the Arctic Ocean, a sign of worry for researchers. The Arctic Ocean’s Beaufort Sea is just north of Alaska. The Arctic Ocean was once deemed to be “icy,” but the new wave measurements will demolish this assumption.

According to research conducted by Washington University’s Jim Thomson and Naval Research Laboratory’s W. Erick Rogers. Thomson and Rogers were somewhat surprised by the new wave measurements: “The observations reported here are the only known wave measurements in the central Beaufort Sea because un...

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