Large Waves Recorded by Researchers in Arctic Sea for the First time

August 1, 2014 11:40 AM

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Large Waves Recorded by Researchers in Arctic Sea for the First time

In a recent study, oceanographers detected "house sized waves" for the first time in the Arctic Ocean. In the Beaufort Sea of Alaska, sizeable swells have been recorded.

The research team comprised of researchers from the University of Washington as well as the Naval Research Laboratory and they made use of sensors which were anchored to the floor of sea to measure the size of the waves that were generated. In a strong storm in September 2012, the researchers record...

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