posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 09:29 PM
This is actually VERY old news.. I saw a documentary on the Discovery channel over a year and a half ago, and at the time the documentary wasn't
If you were to assign a numerical value to the power of a wave, then run it across other waves, each with their own values, about once in every 100
million run-ins, with 'average', calm waves, waves stack. So, in an area of 100 square kilometers, every second there are over 200,000 wave-hits
every second. In 3 weeks, there's 362,880,000,000 wave-hits. That's 362 Billion, 880 Million. That accounts for 362,880 stacks. Ironically enough,
the higher the value of the wave, the likelier it is to stack, so for these stacked waves, there is about a 1 in 10,000 probability of stacking,
leaving us about 36 double-stacked, following the exponential sort of stacking, there's going to be usually 4-8 triple stacked, 2-3 quadruple, and 1
quintuple stack, now, these are giant waves. My numbers aren't exact, so I'm sorry, I can't give an exact detail on how this works the way it does,
but it has to do with resonant frequencies. Inside a closed space, sounds at certain frequencies are magnified greatly, because the ripples in the air
occasionally 'stack up', creating a louder noise. It only happens at certain pitches because depending on the size of the room, they take a certain
amount of time to get to the wall and bounce back, and if the noise you make is at the right pitch, it'll stack with the echo bouncing back, and
you'll have a resonance. Same deal with the waves, they occasionally resonate, some areas are very prone to resonation, like the area just south of
Africa and to the west. Because of the massive cold front that continuously sits off of the coast, massive storms are frequent, and the flows of water
oppose the flow of the wind, creating an abnormally high amount of wave-hits, and leaving an abnormally high amount of lage wave-stacks.
Really. Discovery Channel. Last Year.