WaveCams Time-Stack: Height, energy and more

Welcome back! Today will be our last post of the first WaveCams Time-stack trilogy. We recommend to review our previous posts before starting (What is a time-stack? and the “Time Dimension”). How do we know we can approach the beach safely? Intuitively, we know if the sea is agitated or not, it is easy to perceive the deafening noise of the waves or to notice the great amount of foam produced when big waves break! All the above phenomena are coming from the same process of energy conversion: the bigger the wave, the more energy it carries and therefore the more noise and foam it generates. The breaking of waves […]

WaveCams Time-Stack: The Time Dimension

Welcome to this new post! Today we will introduce the temporal dimension of our Time-stack, if you haven’t seen the explanatory video about this useful image yet I invite you to watch it here so you can better understand what we will see next. When we go to the beach and appreciate the waves our brain automatically interprets the differences in light (light and shadow) as waves that are directed towards us, so we manage to identify patterns on the surface of the sea. If we think about detecting the waves by remote devices, this shadow-light contrast is very useful and interesting to exploit. As we have seen in the […]