- Excellent resource: WikiWaves
- Some background on ocean surface waves and also waves for oceanographers
- More background here.
- A lot of math on breakwaters at artificialreefs.org.
- Floating breakwaters by WhisprWave.
- Opening and closing tubes
- A moored device (Patent)
- A lot more patents at FreePatentsOnline (free registration required to see pictures)
- Wikipedia Sea state - standard classifications for wave state
- Beaufort scale - scale for wind and waves
"There really is no such thing as a rogue wave. These larger than normal seas are the result of two wave trains coinciding at just the right moment for their energy to combine. When this happens the higher-than-normal crest is exposed to more wind force and absorbs additional energy. And if the wave happens to be unstable and breaks - because the rotating particles within the wave can no longer make it over the top - there will be a large mass of water falling downhill."
From "Surviving the Storm" by Steve & Linda Dashew, page 241.
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