News tagged with rip currents

New understanding of rip currents could save lives

Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The research provides a better understanding why some surf zone conditions are more ...

dateNov 07, 2016 in Environment
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Video: What is a rip current?

Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.

dateSep 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists stalk coastal killer

For much of Wednesday, a small group of volunteers and researchers walked in and out of the surf testing a new form of surveillance on the biggest killer of beach swimmers - rip currents.

dateJul 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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