Breaking Waves The hypnotic sound of breaking waves results from air bubbles being trapped in the water. But as NPR's Dan Charles reports, scientists writing in Nature this week have discovered that the size of these bubbles is critical to the way that the ocean and the atmosphere interact.
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The hypnotic sound of breaking waves results from air bubbles being trapped in the water. But as NPR's Dan Charles reports, scientists writing in Nature this week have discovered that the size of these bubbles is critical to the way that the ocean and the atmosphere interact.