HURRICANES: A NEW APPROACH

Charles H. Smiley

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Abstract: In May, 1953, a colleague at Brown University asked my assistance in the calculation of the oceanic tides at Maldon in Essex, England, on August 11, 991 A.D. A severe storm and unsually high tides had played a part in determining the outcome of the Battle of Maldon. To help him out, I looked for a recent year in which the tides would have been about the same as in 991 A.D., that is, when the sun, moon, earth, and the plane of the moon's motion would have occupied nearly the same relative positions. 1938 matched pretty well, and the tides were estimated after referring to modern tide tables. That problem was finished, but I was left with an interesting idea.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 3
Pages: 130 - 133
Cite this article: Smiley, Charles H., "HURRICANES: A NEW APPROACH", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1956, pp. 130-133.
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