Posts by James Bramante

Dead Storm Hunting: Fiji and Vanuatu

By: James Bramante, PhD student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program This blog is cross-posted on the Coastal Systems Group website.   There’s nothing like arctic weather to make you nostalgic for tropical fieldwork. During the past month, temperatures dropped to 5 F (-15 C) in Boston and Cape Cod. With wind chill it felt like…

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Why is wave climate important?

When scientists and non-scientists alike hear the word “climate,” often what springs to mind are concepts relating to the atmosphere: air temperature, greenhouse gases, wind, rain, storms, etc. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that, “Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the ‘average weather’ … [which is defined more…

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