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Bruce Parker is a world recognized expert in the oceans. He is former Chief Scientist of the National Ocean Service in NOAA and presently Visiting Professor at the Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He has a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University. Among his awards are the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal and the Commodore Cooper Medal from the International Hydrographic Organization. He lives in Virginia.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. xi|
|Introduction: When the Sea Turns against Us: Escaping the Sea's Fury through Prediction||p. 1|
|The Earliest Predictions for the Sea: The Tide||p. 7|
|The Moon, the Sun, and the Sea: The Tide Predictions for D-Day||p. 31|
|The Sea's Greatest Killer: Predicting Storm Surges||p. 53|
|Defending Our Coasts: Flooded Cities||p. 75|
|Stormy Seas: Predicting Sea, Swell, and Surf||p. 97|
|˘Holes÷ in the Surface of the Sea: Rogue Waves||p. 117|
|The Sea's Response to an Unpredictable Earth: Trying to Predict Tsunamis||p. 133|
|December 26, 2004 (Part 1): Tragic Surprise in the Indian Ocean||p. 161|
|December 26, 2004 (Part 2): Learning from a Tragedy||p. 181|
|Predicting the Future-and Saving Lives: El Ni˝o, Climate Change, and the Global Ocean Observing System||p. 203|
|About the Author||p. 223|
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