Author Topic: Surf’s Up: MIT Helps Measure Largest Waves Ever Documented  (Read 1323 times)


  • IOTW posters
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1650
The latest study out of MIT has it all: A professor named Peacock; autonomous underwater vehicles zipping around the South China Sea; seafaring scientists braving the elements in the name of research; and waves so large that they’re actually causing the moon to recede from Earth ever so slightly.

Here’s what you need to know: A research team that included MIT’s Thomas Peacock built and deployed intricate contraptions deep in the turbulent South China Sea in hopes of measuring the scale of “internal waves,” and following the lifecycle of these beasts from “cradle to grave.”