Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,908
29%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 29% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: waves

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, July 19-25, 2009: Striking Serene Seashores

    07/22/2009 3:49:16 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Various
    Just some striking and serene seashore shots. Bow Fiddle Rock, Scotland The rest of these were taken from Cave Rock on Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand. The last one shows what Cave Rock looks like; it's a Panoramio picture, so click for full-size.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Thune To Honor Aberdeen World War II WAVES Veteran

    01/17/2009 3:29:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 415+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Senator John Thune will present Alvina Pettigrew, a veteran of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) organization during World War II, with an oil painted portrait of her by artist Cynthia Berry, of Great Falls, Virginia. A digital version of the portrait decorates a historic emergency call box in Washington, DC. During the war, Pettigrew served in secrecy at the Naval Communications Annex, deciphering Nazi naval commands. The callbox painting is near the site of the historic Communications Annex, and it serves as a memorial to the work of Pettigrew and other women who labored in secret to...
  • Prehistoric Find Located Beneath The Waves (Switzerland)

    09/11/2007 8:20:43 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 840+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | 9-10-2007
    September 10, 2007 - 12:35 PMPrehistoric find located beneath the waves Archaeologists have discovered traces of Switzerland’s oldest known building, but it will never draw tourists: it lies underwater in the middle of a lake. Since it was made of wood scientists used dendrochronology – the technique of dating by tree rings – to give a precise figure of 3863 BC. The find in Lake Biel, northwest of the Swiss capital, Bern, was described as “sensational” by Albert Hafner, who is in charge of underwater archaeology in the region. Divers working for the cantonal archaeological service came upon the site...
  • Thousand Of New Volcanoes Revealed Beneath The Waves

    07/09/2007 2:56:55 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,455+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-9-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Thousand of new volcanoes revealed beneath the waves 10:04 09 July 2007 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic The true extent to which the ocean bed is dotted with volcanoes has been revealed by researchers who have counted 201,055 underwater cones. This is over 10 times more than have been found before. The team estimates that in total there could be about 3 million submarine volcanoes, 39,000 of which rise more than 1000 metres over the sea bed. "The distribution of underwater volcanoes tells us something about what is happening in the centre of the Earth," says John Hillier of the...
  • Map Reveals Secret Of Awesome Mavericks Waves

    04/19/2007 7:42:14 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,254+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-19-2007 | Phil McKeena
    Map reveals secret of awesome Mavericks waves 17:27 19 April 2007 NewScientist.com news service Phil McKenna Seafloor map showing a long narrow ramp leading up to the Mavericks break (in black box) off Half Moon Bay in Central California. Blue = deep water, Red = shallow water, White = break zone (Image: Seafloor Mapping Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay)Rikk Kvitek, director of the Seafloor Mapping Lab at California State University-Monterey Bay Center for Habitat Studies at Moss Landing Marine Labs California Coast State Waters Mapping Project Images of the seafloor at Mavericks The magnificent waves in Half Moon Bay...
  • Dashing Rogues (Freak Waves)

    11/18/2006 4:13:28 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,295+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 11-18-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Dashing RoguesFreak ocean waves pose threat to ships, deep-sea oil platforms Sid Perkins In February 1933, the Navy tanker USS Ramapo was steaming its way from the Philippines to San Diego in the midst of an exceptionally strong storm. The 146-meter-long ship was buffeted by near-hurricane–force winds. Early on the morning of Feb. 7, a wave far larger than the others surrounding the ship overtook the Ramapo from behind. New mathematical analyses, backed up by satellite data, hint that dangerous rogue waves are more common than scientists previously recognized. In this archive photo from the National Weather Service, a merchant...
  • Alaskan storm cracks iceberg in Antarctica: study (waves traveled 8300 miles to destroy iceberg)

    10/02/2006 4:48:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,087+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/06 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bad storm in Alaska last October generated an ocean swell that broke apart a giant iceberg near Antarctica six days later, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The waves traveled 8,300 miles to destroy the iceberg, said Douglas MacAyeal of the University of Chicago and Emile Okal at Northwestern University. Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, they said their study shows how weather in one region can affect events far away. "One of the things we're debating in the world right now is whether global warming might increase the storminess in the oceans," MacAyeal said in...
  • Chaplain Makes Waves with Coffee Shop in Iraq

    09/29/2006 6:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,353+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Ray Lewis
    Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, enjoy coffee outside He-Brews Coffee, Sept. 23, 2006. Navy Lt. John G. Anderson, the battalion's chaplain, started the coffee shop to provide quality coffee to servicemembers deployed here. Anderson is from Anoka, Minn., and is currently serving under Regimental Combat Team 5 which will be conducting operations in the Habbaniyah area for seven months. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis U.S. Navy Lt. John G. Anderson Chaplain Makes Waves with Coffee Shop in Iraq By Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis 1st Marine Division CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq, Sept. 29,...
  • Hurricane Katrina's Waves Felt In California

    09/24/2006 4:12:07 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 567+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-24-2006
    Hurricane Katrina's waves felt in California 11:00 24 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. On 29 August 2005, as hurricane Katrina was rumbling towards New Orleans, a seismic hum more than 1000 times the strength of the average volcanic tremor was felt nearly 3000 kilometres away in southern California. Its source was the hurricane itself. Hurricanes create large ocean waves, which send energy pulsing through the Earth as they pound the shoreline. To determine the power of Katrina's seismic waves, Peter Gerstoft of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues analysed the signals recorded by a network of...
  • Surfers ride watery giants, chasing 100ft waves

    09/20/2006 10:52:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 509+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/06 | Michael Perry
    MARGARET RIVER, Australia (Reuters) - The waves have been nicknamed Cyclops, Jaws and Dungeons and are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as a seven storey building. Australian surfer Alex Cater, 25, has been chasing giant waves for the past five years and knows only too well the agony and ecstasy of what they call tow-in surfing, where a surfer is whipped by jet ski into giant waves bigger than most tsunamis. "If you don't have a bit of fear then you shouldn't be out there," said Cater. "When...
  • Surf’s Up as Wounded Servicemembers Crest New Waves

    08/25/2006 1:53:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Surf’s Up as Wounded Servicemembers Crest New WavesBy Mike DulevitzSpecial to American Forces Press Service PISMO BEACH, Aug. 25, 2006 -- For one wounded warrior, the thought of never being able to surf again haunted him after losing his left leg above the knee in Iraq to a vehicle-borne bomb. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek McGinnis hits the waves again in Pismo Beach, Calif. McGinnis and 12 other wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, took part in the six-day event Aug. 15 to 20. McGinnis hoped to surf again after losing his leg in...
  • Waves destroy homes in Central America

    06/20/2006 9:21:39 AM PDT · by I still care · 32 replies · 25,637+ views
    Contracosta Times ^ | June 20,2006 | AP
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Big waves generated by a storm thousands of miles away battered Central America's Pacific Coast, destroying at least 20 houses and a small hotel in Nicaragua and Guatemala, civil defense authorities said Tuesday. The Hurricane Center in Miami said the waves were caused by a poweful South Pacific storm that was sending 10- to 12-foot swells across the ocean. Authorities ordered evacuations in Nicaragua as reports of high tides came in from Mexico and several Central American countries.
  • On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:

    06/05/2006 8:14:08 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 54 replies · 1,242+ views
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT. ^ | February 17, 2005 | Ali Rahimi1, Recht 2, Taylor 2, Vawter
    Abstract: Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use...
  • People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront

    02/17/2006 9:15:06 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 29 replies · 2,425+ views
    People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront 17 Feb 2006 Source: Reuters People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront February 17, 2006. A combination of several circumstances such as the full moon season, a squall over the Cantabrian Sea and heavy wind gusts reaching speeds of 110 km (68 miles) per hour contributed to create sea tides to levels not seen in the area for the past 3 years, with waves as high as 10 meters (33 feet). REUTERS/PABLO SANCHEZ
  • Fears For Ancient Remains Below Waves

    01/12/2006 11:42:35 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,099+ views
    Isle Of Wight County Press ^ | 1-12-2006 | Martin Neville
    FEARS FOR ANCIENT REMAINS BELOW WAVESBy Martin Neville DIVERS face a desperate race against time to recover 8,000-year-old artefacts from the bottom of The Solent before they are lost forever. The underwater site, off Bouldnor, is the only one yet discovered in Britain and dates from when the sea level was 12 metres lower than today, when the IW would have been much larger and The Solent was a dry coastal valley. It remains because it was covered in silt and protected from erosion as the sea rose above it. Most Stone Age sites on land have lost all associated...