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OSU researcher seeks better rip current forecasts

Posted by: | February 27, 2013 Comments Off on OSU researcher seeks better rip current forecasts |

Rip currents – strong channels of water flowing seaward from the shore –┬ákill more Americans than do hurricanes. Caught off guard, people are swept out to sea, where they exhaust themselves swimming against the pull of the strong, outrushing current, and drown. While scientists and the National Weather Service have made progress predicting the probability […]

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