Study claims height of east coast waves increases in summer In a study published in the recent issue of Journal of Coastal Research, scientists note that there has been a rise in significant wave heights in the past few years. The study examined wave heights during hurricane season, June 1st- November 30th. Between the years of 1996-2005 extreme wave heights were both higher and more frequent than 30 years before. The study notes that both intensities of hurricanes and increasedfrequency of storms contribute to this wave height rise. The study also notes that increased wave height creates greater hazards to coastal communities.
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