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Predicting Rogue Waves

A.V. Slunyaev

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 2017. 72. N 3. P. 236

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Observational data regarding anomalously high waves on the sea’s surface (freak or rogue waves) are reviewed. The objectives of the research are identified, and the difficulties encountered are noted. The main physical mechanisms employed in explaining rogue waves are listed, and possible approaches to predicting marine hazards are discussed. Principles for ongoing short-term forecasting of extreme waves (within tens of wave periods or wavelengths) are proposed. Some preliminary results are presented.

Received: 2016 August 25
Approved: 2017 August 23
PACS:
92.10.Hm Ocean waves and oscillations
47.20.Ky Nonlinearity, bifurcation, and symmetry breaking
47.35.Fg Solitary waves
05.45.Yv Solitons
Rissian citation:
А.В. Слюняев.
Морские «волны-убийцы»: прогноз возможен?.
Вестн. Моск. ун-та. Сер. 3. Физ. Астрон. 2017. № 3. С. 33.
Authors
A.V. Slunyaev
$^1$Institute of Applied Physics RAS
Issue 3, 2017

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