oa CSIR Science Scope - CSIR helps 'tame' southern ocean with research data : infoscope : news snippets from around the CSIR
|Article Title||CSIR helps 'tame' southern ocean with research data : infoscope : news snippets from around the CSIR|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Hilda Van Rooyen|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
Oceanographic information on the southern ocean is crucial to managing southern Africa's long coastline that is exposed to the weather generated over this vast ocean. The highest waves in the world have been observed in the southern ocean, and when the accompanying conditions reach the coast of South Africa, they impact the beaches and affect safe operation of ports and shipping.
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