The End Of The Bow Mariner

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Jan 112008

Just as soon as my sore throat clears up we’ll be posting The Case Of The Unfamiliar Mariner, the story of the explosion and sinking of the Bow Mariner. In the meantime, here’s some video of that sad ship’s end.


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Radar Makes a Splash On Rogue Waves

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Nov 222007

If our post on rogue waves has given you sleepless nights, don’t worry, help is on the way suggests a report in my favourite science magazine, New Scientist.

Says NS, at a confere3cne in Oahu, Hawaii, a German radar company and a scientist from Spain’s Alcala University, Jose Nieto, presented a radar technology that should be able to detect massive rogue waves using number crunching software that filters out various type of radar noise to give a clearer picture of wave height.

That means you should have enough time to batten down the hatches and take appropriate action before getting clobbered by one of these monstrosities which sink around ten ships a year.

Since the existence of rogue waves was finally confirmed there is some serious research efforts afoot to predict them, liker the EU’s Maxwave project.