Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/04/counterparties-107/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: UncleBillly1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/04/counterparties-107/comment-page-1/#comment-12430 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:39:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2823#comment-12430 Four 10 foot swells merging gives you a 40 foot wave, so…

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By: REDruin http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/04/counterparties-107/comment-page-1/#comment-12421 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 14:39:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2823#comment-12421 Wave pressures and wind churning builds up over distance. The Meditteranean has the misfortune of also being near/on the Equator, and subject to massive tidal forces and water flow (Portugal can have six meter high and low tide difference, it’s in the Guiness Book). Start combining those elements and a 26 foot wave is nothing. Be glad it wasn’t the open ocean…hundred footers are possible out there.

==Bob D.

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By: TinyTim1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/04/counterparties-107/comment-page-1/#comment-12416 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:23:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2823#comment-12416 45 mph wind would give you a 26 foot wave in no time.
The med really isn’t THAT small; have you read the Odyssey?

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By: ottorock http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/04/counterparties-107/comment-page-1/#comment-12411 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 11:43:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2823#comment-12411 good call on The Economist

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