What makes San Diego waves so great to surf? Have you wondered why San Diego has such great surfing summer swells every year? The origin of the swell is in the winter storms of the Southern Hemisphere, some in the Indian Ocean, halfway around the earth. The world-reknown and local Scripps Institute for Oceanography presents, “Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture: Where the Swell Begins,” given by SIO’s professor emeritus of geophysics, Dr. Walter Munk. Join internationally renowned Scripps professor Walter Munk to learn how World War II and his measurements of the swells at Guadalupe Island in Mexico led to this discovery and what it means for surfers today.RSVP: 858) 534.5771 or at www.aquarium.ucsd.edu Members: Free. Public: $8. Past presenetations air on UCSD-TV. Visit www.ucsd.tv/oceanscience for more information
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.