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"Mud-line-moments" and other additions to the offshore vocabulary
1 June 2003
Terms at OWEMES were showing just how deep the wind industry is getting into new waters. Frequently heard words and phrases included bathymetry, mud-line moment [as in, "I'm having a ..."], scour and kurtosis. Waves, by the way, can be linear or non-linear -- though finding somebody who could explain the difference clearly to a non-scientist was difficult and even many of the researchers did not understand the terms.
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