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Monday, July 10, 2006

Killer Waves 

I took a class way back in 1999 that covered the mathematical workings of GPS, tomographic image reconstruction, and a Hamiltonian partial differential equation model for freak ocean waves. A Professor Fornberg gave the class and he taught us about these killer 100 foot ocean waves that were partially predictable, but he lamented that there was no funding for a system to broadcast warnings. There were only four people in that class, so I'm glad Dr. Fornberg is getting a wider audience thanks to The Times.

(Follow the first link to the course notes to learn more about the model.)

-Daddy Brooklyn  23:45 EST | |

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