On The Power Of Spectral Analysis To Extract Information From Noise

Quoting from a letter of Munk’s: …we were able to discover in the general wave record a very weak low-frequency peak which would surely have escaped our attention without spectral analysis. This peak, it turns out, is almost certainly due to a swell from the Indian Ocean, 10,000 miles distant. Physical dimensions are: 1 mm high, a kilometer long

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