TAG: oceanography

Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... read more

Spatial Statistics: Emerging Patterns

June 9, 2015By

The 2015 Spatial Statistics conference will be held June 9-12 in Avignon, France. Spatial statistics is of importance to the use and interpretation of volunteered geographic information (VGI), web services, remotely sensed data and further processing within a GIS environment. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines (e.g. agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography,... read more

USGS Offers New Series of California Offshore Maps

May 22, 2015By
Maps: USGS

Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay and Tomales Point. Critical for resource managers, the maps are part of the California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program, a series of maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, NOAA and 15... read more