Where the Swell Begins

Where the Swell Begins

First Aired: 12/12/2012

Length: 52 minutes


Unraveling the origins of ocean waves
 
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Every summer the California surfing community enjoys the arrival of a long regular swell from the southwest. The origin of the swell is in the winter storms of the southern hemisphere, some in the Indian Ocean, half way around the Earth. Join internationally renowned Scripps professor Walter Munk to learn how World War II and measurements of Guadalupe Island led to this discovery and what it means for surfers today.
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