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Subject: Mighty Pacific
From: "John Hartog" <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 23:27:07 -0000
The Pacific Ocean seemed unusually fierce throughout the night  =96  a
constant rumble with periodic roar from infragravity waves every three
minutes or so.  I awoke several times to exploding crashes that came
at some longer interval.  Ordinarily, from half a mile away a twelve
foot swell does not sound this present, especially with a breeze from
the east. A 40 foot swell on February 4th drastically changed the
beach profile: perhaps it also altered the local bathymetry exposing
the cobbled bottom usually smoothed over by sand =96 and making the surf
sound much louder.

Clip 01 - The ocean's roar 700 meters inland from the shore (2MB, 2:14

Clip 02 - The surf from the shore (1.7MB, 1:51 min.)

Clip 03 =96 Another spot on the shore (1.1MB, 1:13 min.)

Here's a Google Earth view of the location:

Recorded 2/6/2006 at Arch Cape,Oregon with two Rode NT1-As, a rolls
pb224, and a Sony MZ-rh10.

John Hartog


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