Walter Munk, Ph.D
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
How Can We Learn About Short Surface Waves
from Measurements on the Deep-Sea Floor?
Wednesday — November 4, 2009
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.
William Farrell and I have been interpreting pressure and velocity measurements at Station H20 at 5 km depth in the mid-Pacific. The measurements give some new information about short gravity waves (> 1 m) and capillaries. Additional information comes from satellite images of sun glitter. These short waves are responsible for much of the wind drag on the sea surface.
Next: December 9 — Farooq Azam, PhD - Distinguished Lecturer