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Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (III): Waves in the Ocean

Course number : 19777   ID : 89181    Class Section : Spring 3
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Each of us has a different image when asked about “ocean waves”. These vary from serene and peaceful to wild and violent. We will ask “what is that all about” for the four main classes of waves: swell (for surfers), seiche (maybe in the ship’s swimming pool), tsunamis, and tides. Alaska is the source of major tsunamis. Alaska also has some of the largest tidal extremes in the world. Why is that? In all four types of waves, the water goes “up and down” - but in very different ways and for different reasons. For trips to Alaska knowing more about tsunamis and tides is essential!

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

John Matthews 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/1/2020 - 5/1/2020 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 John Matthews 

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