Nazaré, Portugal. Where surfers flock to surf some of the most formidable waves in the world. But what makes Nazaré so special? Well let this awesome group…View More What makes a wave epic?
In December 1866, the U.S. Coast Survey (NOAA’s predecessor agency) began printing tide tables as an independent, annual publication. The first edition, for the…View More First Tide Table Publication
El Niño has been playing with my heart for a whole year now*. It’s coming. It’s not coming. It’s gonna be huge. It’s not coming…View More Are the ocean and atmosphere finally cooperating and is El Niño really here? Probably.
UPDATE Jan 2015: Turns out, the great El Niño of 2014 may never actually materialize. And if it does, it’s probably going to be wimpy.…View More To El Niño or not to El Niño, that is the question
INTRODUCTION This is the second of a two-part post. In the first installment, Kim presented alternatives to this project. This installment is a collaboration between…View More The Ocean Cleanup, Part 2: Technical review of the feasibility study
While I might not be a surfer, I sure do love waves. And I am loving this footage of the incredible waves at Banzai pipeline…View More The Bodacious and the Beautiful: the aerial view of Banzai's massive waves
With all the misinformation around the internet here are links to articles that we trust. The following provide credible information about what is actually occurring…View More All The Best, Scientifically Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts
As the winds blow across the vast oceans they create a symphony of waves, whose pitch may range from ripples to rogues. Eventually all waves…View More Parasites aren’t just for biologists, this wave eats other waves
AAAR! Today is Talk like a Pirate Day. So swill some grog and enjoy this beauty of a post on physical oceanography and piracy in…View More Screw you pirates! Scientists study the Great Whirl anyway.
One might think that the perfect drink for a physical oceanographer might be the Tidal Wave, Sea Breeze or even the Deep Sea Martini. But it…View More The perfect drink for the Physical Oceanographer