What were you guys smoking....

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Posted by G.U. on October 18, 2002 at 23:39:44:

In Reply to: Making Waves posted by Harold Ericsson on October 18, 2002 at 19:58:10:

...when you had this conversation?

On a fresh water lake (in this state, anyway), the waves would never get above 8-12" and would be separated by 3' or so in a moderate wind. A guestimate would be that the surface area of a given body of water might increase by 15-20% under those conditions and would increase with wind speed. Air moving across the water might start with low humidity near the shore line but would increase as it moves across the lake, picking up moisture. But it's much more complicated that that; nothing is static, for both wind and waves. Would probably take a supercomputer to even begin to get a handle on it. I would imagine its even more complicated on the ocean, what with currents and temperature changes in water and air.

Why don't you guys try something easier, like trying to understand how women think?

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