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article imageFormerly frozen region of Arctic Ocean now has sixteen-foot waves

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 30, 2014 in Environment
According to geophysical research from the University of Washington and the Naval Research Laboratory in Mississippi, a previously frozen section of the Arctic Ocean now has massive waves.
Researchers Jim Thomson and W. Erick Rogers used a variety of tools to record swell around the central Beaufort Sea. What they found was significant amounts of activity as massive waves crashed in on each other. Ice buildup nearby had previously kept the area relatively calm, as far as waves go. The studies were published in Geophysical Research Letters.
As many other researchers have noted, ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted at a faster rate than most expected. Even authorities at NASA have noticed just how much the area has changed. As such we have seen an upswing in activism over climate change for several years now.
Other voices in the environmental community believe this may also be tied into rising sea levels. While it is clear that sea levels are rising in certain areas research is still being conducted to find the full cause of each situation.
While many authorities agree that the climate is changing not everyone believes humans are the main cause of the change. While some believe that we are the main cause others question what the statistics actually mean.
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