New Closed System
Using Mineral oil, instead of water, will keep the walls clear and spot-free, plus the oil will not evaporate. The ocean will be clear for many years and remain at the proper depth.
This Micro Ocean is only for demonstration of Ocean Waves and how they react with different shore configurations. Once designed, the unit is minimally sealed to prevent leakage when making waves that could splash to the tank top and leak out. The system uses stored wave data for Regular, Rogue, Tsunami, and Random seas. selection is by simply pressing buttons on the Touch screen. A special section of the program is available to Admin, and experienced operators to infinitely modify all of the wave characteristics in amplitude and period without exceeding the laws of physics or the physical limitations of the system.
The system is designed to be thin and long and only present a two-dimensional view of 1 to 2 shore designs.
This tank is only 6 feet long and is intended to demonstrate a typical control system for generating accurate wave models. However, to be more accurate and present waves in 40% slower time, the tank should be twice as tall and three times as long.
Mount on a wall or support as an island display
NOTE: This prototype (built for easy construction and transport) actually should be longer to give time for waves to develop and move at different speeds toward the shore(s).
ROGUE WAVE : When waves traveling at different speeds combine to form a single wave much higher.
TECTONIC (earthquake) TSUNAMI : Continental plates slip, causing the ocean to drop or/and rise.
IMPACT TSUNAMI: When a mountain or volcano slides into the ocean, or when a large comet hits the ocean from space.
Adding something interesting in the cave
A gold nugget can be discovered near the blow-hole .. if you look hard enough .... :-)