Are extreme waves and winds on the rise across the globe?

Author(s)

Anderson, Deb; Babanin, Alexander

Abstract

The 26-metre (nine-storey) rogue wave in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm is an extreme case, but it's the lesser giants that have Professor Babanin concerned. Across the world, waves heights are growing. What's more, the director of Swinburne University's Centre for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology says wave physics has been missing from most climate models.

Publication year

2012

Publication type

Newspaper article

Source

The Age, 14 August 2012

Publisher

Fairfax

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