Using light to understand rogue waves

EarthzineOceans, Uncategorized

Imagine you’re in a storm where the average wave is 20 feet (6 meters) tall. Suddenly, a wave appears that’s 100 feet (30 meters) tall. A sudden, unexpected wave that tall can sink even large ships and is an example of a rogue wave. Rogue waves aren’t tsunamis, which are caused by undersea earthquakes. They seem to appear out of … Read More

Lifeform of the week: Mistletoe

EarthzineBiodiversity, Uncategorized

The quaint holiday decoration you invited into your home and hung over your doorways is a vicious parasite that leeches nutrients from innocent host trees. It is riddled with cytotoxins, and its seeds are dispersed via bird crap. Merry Christmas.