Thursday, October 13, 2011

Watch raging and ferocious waves during typhoon on video!

John Metcalf of DC area's StormWatch 7 Weather Blog just filed this introduction to the video below:
Typhoon chaser James Reynolds has seen a lot of scary stuff while working as a freelance weather videographer in the Pacific. Recently, he decided to make a highlights reel. You won't want to even smell a sea breeze after watching it.
The short compilation opens up in Taiwan with a truly terrifying wave rising up from roiling seas during 2008's Super Typhoon Jangmi. This is like the Butterbean of waves, one that could knock you out for eternity. The film then cycles through various violent images that Reynolds has collected while documenting the "most extreme and destructive forces of nature." Prepare for unnerving rogue waves, punishing storm surges and more surf than what's on offer at the Red Lobster.
For more of Reynolds' work, visit Typhoon Fury or follow him on Twitter. Video follows the jump.

I did not know there's really "typhoon chasers" to capture those frightening scenes on video. We just have to admire Mr. Reynolds for doing it.  I am not sure that I really enjoy to watch something like that.  I used to think that wave watching from a safe distance is fun.  But this highlights reel is not easy to watch, but worthwhile to watch it at least once. The fury is out there, it's part of the nature -- how many modified nonlinear Schrodinger equation can be adopted to explain some of those ferocious furies?

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