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Rip Currents In Lake Michigan And In Lake Superior

Author : Yuli Liu
ISBN : OCLC:1194892999
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Rip currents are narrow, fast-moving offshore-directed flows that can sweep swimmers out from surf zone into deeper water. Hundreds of fatalities and incidents reported on the Great Lakes coasts are caused by rip currents, which impose severe hazards to the Great Lakes beach users. The objective of this dissertation is to characterize rip currents in Lake Michigan and in Lake Superior and to develop assessment tools for effective warning of the rip current hazards that can be applied to wider coastal communities. Key contributions of this work are the following: (1) Revealing the unrecognized, hidden flash rips one of the most dangerous beach hazards to the Great Lake coastal communities and a critical need for communication and education is called. (2) Characterizing flash rips associated with meteorologically induced water level oscillations, which are important but overlooked causes of rip currents in the Great Lakes. (3) Developing imaging processing techniques to detect and monitor rip currents using real-time nearshore image observations. (4) Providing effective, timely warning of rip current hazards by developing environmental proxy-based assessments for rip current occurrences in the Great Lakes.

Mariners Weather Log

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ISBN : UCR:31210021355936
Genre : Marine meteorology
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Mariners Weather Log contains articles, news and information about marine weather events and phenomenon, storms at sea, weather forecasting, the NWS Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program, Port Meteorological Officers (PMOs), cooperating ships officers, and their vessels. It provides meteorological information to the maritime community, and contains a comprehensive chronicle on marine weather. It recognizes ships officers for their efforts as voluntary weather observers, and allows NWS to maintain contact with and communicate with over 10,000 shipboard observers (ships officers) in the merchant marine, NOAA Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, etc.
Category: Marine meteorology

Beach Rip Currents

Author : Francis James Smith
ISBN : UCAL:C3441443
Genre : Lifesaving
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Category: Lifesaving

Dangerous Earth

Author : Ellen Prager
ISBN : 9780226541693
Genre : Science
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The Earth is a beautiful and wondrous planet, but also frustratingly complex and, at times, violent: much of what has made it livable can also cause catastrophe. Volcanic eruptions create land and produce fertile, nutrient-rich soil, but they can also bury forests, fields, and entire towns under ash, mud, lava, and debris. The very forces that create and recycle Earth’s crust also spawn destructive earthquakes and tsunamis. Water and wind bring and spread life, but in hurricanes they can leave devastation in their wake. And while it is the planet’s warmth that enables life to thrive, rapidly increasing temperatures are causing sea levels to rise and weather events to become more extreme. Today, we know more than ever before about the powerful forces that can cause catastrophe, but significant questions remain. Why can’t we better predict some natural disasters? What do scientists know about them already? What do they wish they knew? In Dangerous Earth, marine scientist and science communicator Ellen Prager explores the science of investigating volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, rip currents, and—maybe the most perilous hazard of all—climate change. Each chapter considers a specific hazard, begins with a game-changing historical event (like the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens or the landfall and impacts of Hurricane Harvey), and highlights what remains unknown about these dynamic phenomena. Along the way, we hear from scientists trying to read Earth’s warning signs, pass its messages along to the rest of us, and prevent catastrophic loss. A sweeping tour of some of the most awesome forces on our planet—many tragic, yet nonetheless awe-inspiring—Dangerous Earth is an illuminating journey through the undiscovered, unresolved, and in some cases unimagined mysteries that continue to frustrate and fascinate the world’s leading scientists: the “wish-we-knews” that ignite both our curiosity and global change.
Category: Science

Rip Currents

Author : Anthony John Bowen
ISBN : UCSD:31822002231355
Genre : Ocean currents
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Category: Ocean currents

Commerce America

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ISBN : UCBK:C004787005
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Storm Data

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ISBN : OSU:32435076246222
Genre : Storms
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Category: Storms


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ISBN : MINN:30000002490948
Genre : Disaster relief
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Category: Disaster relief

Rip Currents

Author : Stephen Leatherman
ISBN : 1439838976
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling is the culmination of research from over 100 coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other practitioners from around the world who participated in the 1st International Rip Current Symposium. These experts identify advancements in research that will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics, mechanisms, and predictability of these dangerous currents, and lower the number of rip current drownings. Edited by Stephen Leatherman and John Fletemeyer, the book covers: The full spectrum of rip current research and outreach initiatives on all four U.S. coasts (Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes) as well as the countries of Brazil, U.K., Japan, and Australia Scientific techniques used to study rip currents including field investigation and numerical modeling Field research involving the use of water-based sensors, video technology, and remote sensing The development of public education programs through various outreach programs and campaigns as well as an evaluation of their overall effectiveness Rip Currents’ sixteen chapters run the gamut from technical aspects of rip currents to beach safety management strategies. Whether dealing with determining rip current occurrence, hydrodynamic processes, prediction, or mitigating rip current hazards to enhance beach safety, each chapter provides a vignette that is distinct in its own right but also linked to or integrated with other chapters in the book. This comprehensive treatment presents an integrated, international perspective on a coastal process that is only now becoming better understood by the scientific community, and which has great importance to public safety on the world's beaches.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The United States Lifesaving Association Manual Of Open Water Lifesaving

Author : B. Chris Brewster
ISBN : 0835949192
Genre : Lifeguards
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The only comprehensive manual for the training and reference of lifeguards at both surf and inland beaches, this manual is designed to be used in basic training of open water (beach) lifeguards and in junior lifeguard programs. It is an essential reference for beach lifeguard supervisors and administrators. This text is consistent with the requirements of the USLA Lifeguard Agency Certification Program. Over 300 pages in length, the manual contains over 100 photographs and 25 technical drawings.
Category: Lifeguards

Waves Tides And Currents

Author : Elizabeth Clemons
ISBN : UOM:39015019976292
Genre : Ocean currents
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Discusses the reasons for the existence of tides, different tides, wave formation, kinds of waves, the causes of currents, specific currents and currents and future oceanography development.
Category: Ocean currents

Rip Tide

Author : Donald D. Cheatham
ISBN : 082171421X
Genre : Fiction
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The bathers, sun-worshipers, and vacationers were all too busy to notice the twenty-six foot shadow and the sinister gray fin that lurked in the warm shore waters in search of prey
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The Physical Educator

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007880011
Genre : Physical education and training
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Category: Physical education and training

Collected Reprints

Author : Oregon State University. Dept. of Oceanography
ISBN : UOM:39015065250816
Genre : Oceanography
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Includes list of theses and dissertations.
Category: Oceanography