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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:35 AM

Think about this - Dorian sent a 100-foot wave crashing toward Newfoundland

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/newfoundland-buoy-records-100-foot-wave-near-port-aux-basques-as-dorian-passes
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While Hurricane Dorian's impacts are still being felt in Atlantic Canada, it appears one of the storm's most dramatic events may have stayed offshore.

As the storm passed through the region Saturday night, an ocean buoy stationed near Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, recorded a mammoth wave more than 30 metres high.

That's a wave towering at about 100 feet; tall enough to wash over an 8-storey office building.

Newfoundland is no stranger to massive waves, but waves this size are uncommon, to say the least.

That the wave was recorded so close to the coast is significant as well. Wave motion obeys a complex series of equations as energy traverses the open ocean, and that motion is impacted as waves move into shallower, coastal waters -- including forcing waves to 'ride' higher above the mean ocean surface.

The 100-footer wasn't the only large wave recorded in the region, either, and some of those other major swells may have joined forces via a process known as constructive wave interference. That happens when waves interact and amplify one another, increasing the height of the wave's crest (and the depth of its trough).

This jaw-dropping swell may not have even been the highest in the area.
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Dorian will live on in history as a monster storm - its name will be retired.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

1. My memory of Newfoundland was that it was pretty flat!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:04 PM

3. Should wash out the final test match

England v Australia - supposed to start tomorrow. Saw some ominous clouds earlier.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

4. I am being lazy when I ask this, malaise:

Under what circumstances is a hurricane's name retired? This is the third or fourth time that I've read Dorian would be retired. But the when and why
of it has not been mentioned.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:22 PM

5. When they are particularly destructive

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