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Click for animation The Wave Machine lets you create waves small, medium, and large by selecting how fast, how far, and how long the winds have traveled. To view the animation, the free Flash plug-in is required.



Click for VideoClip 1: "The Black Dragon," a powerful tidal bore in China (759 K). To view this video clip, you must have the free QuickTime 3 or higher (for PC or Macintosh).

Click for Video Clip 2: A computer model that predicts currents shows that the motion of the seas is not as mysterious as in years past (1.3 MB). To view this video clip, you must have the free QuickTime 3 or higher (for PC or Macintosh).
Click for Video Streaming Video Segment: U.S. Coast Guard trainees face Cape Disappointment, and Darrin Wallace discusses the waves and their fury (2 minutes, 30 seconds). To view this clip, you must have the free RealPlayer G2. Please note the RealPlayer G2's system requirements.

Power of Waves
Freak Waves | Tsunamis | Winds of Trade

ANIMATIONS: Wave Machine | Deep Sea Simulator | Trieste | Satellite Viewer

Crow's Nest | Captain's Bridge | Deep Sea | Weather Factory

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