Researchers Record Huge Waves in the Arctic Ocean

July 31, 2014 4:26 AM

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Researchers Record Huge Waves in the Arctic Ocean

Researchers have recorded huge waves in the Beaufort Sea in Arctic Ocean, north of Alaska. The sea is usually frozen and the researchers say that waves, some as high as 16 feet, have the capacity to break the ice faster than the scientists had anticipated. Due to global warming, the ice in the Artic is retreating.

The highest wave so far recorded was about 29 feet. University of Washington’s Jim Thomson used sensors to measure the height of the waves. The measurements were recorded during the month of September 2012. During this month the area experienced frequent storms. The study findings are published in t...

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