Excerpts from Waves Across the Pacific

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Title

Excerpts from Waves Across the Pacific

Description

This 30 minute documentary showcases the Waves Across the Pacific project. The brainchild of famed scientist Walter Munk, this series of oceanic observations proved waves could start anywhere on the planet, and travel thousands of miles, often arriving on another shore with nearly the same amount of energy. In this case he studied waves leaving New Zealand and days later reaching the Alaskan coast.

Palmyra was a crucial way station in the study process, as it provided a point of contact with the waves during their long haul across the open Pacific water. These brief clips show the view of Palmyra's lagoon and several radio operators stationed there at the time.

Creator

Walter Munk

Source

Archive.org

Date

1964

Rights

Fair Use

Format

Film

Language

English

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Original Format

Film

Duration

00:37

Director

Walter Munk

Files

Citation

Walter Munk, “Excerpts from Waves Across the Pacific,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://www.palmyraarchive.org/items/show/147.

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