Heavy Seas with Hurricane Lee Pose Threat to Mariners
A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Atlantic High Seas associated with Hurricane Lee with peak seas of around 47 feet near the center as the system moves slowly...
Photo by mchaconcr
Is the tsunami a maritime news story? Should gCaptain be providing coverage and at what level? These are some of the questions gCaptain editors have been facing since our founder’s town, Morro Bay California, was partially evacuated last night.
Our decision was to give the matter some time and solicit an article about the effects of tsunami’s on ships, possible including a sea story or two. Until that happens, however, we wanted to share one of our favorite aspects of environmental disaster… infographics.
Wikipedia tells us that “Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information.” But more clearly they can be described as the amazing drawings newspapers and magazines use to lure in readers.
So here are the best examples of infographics to help you learn more about tsunami’s and Tidal Waves. Click on the images for the full sized versions. Enjoy!
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