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PUBLIC TALK: Giant Waves on the Open Sea: Mariners' tall tales or alarming fact?

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Today's date is Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Giant Waves on the Open Sea: Mariners' tall tales or alarming fact? Other events...
A public lecture by Paul H Taylor, Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

Giant waves are rare, and seldom recorded by reliable oceanographic instruments. However, on 1 January 1995 a sensor on a platform in the central North Sea recorded a giant 60ft high wave crest, so 'freak' waves are not just mariners' tall tales. What physics drives such waves? Is a 'wall of water' plausible? How should engineers design ships and offshore structures to survive rare but potentially catastrophic events?

Cost: Free, but RSVP requested via the website
Location Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geography Building UWA
Contact UWA Oceans Institute <[email protected]> : 6488 8116
URL https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/ptaylor/
Start Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:30
End Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Audrey Barton <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:49
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