Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ocean waves seen from outer space

I have been advocating making spatial realistic ocean wave measurements, but at what scale?  Here are two fascinating views from current astronauts Karen Nyberg and Luca Pamitano on the International Space Station Expedition 36/37.  The pictures were presented separately on Twitter recently:

The following picture is from Astronaut Karen Nyberg: The Maldives

Now these are the real spatial ocean wave pictures as seen from the outer space we have never seen before.  What do we know about them? Any freaque waves in there?  Most importantly why would anyone can still settle for 70 year old single-point wave measurements?

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