# Laboratory evidence of freak waves provoked by non-uniform bathymetry

@article{Trulsen2012LaboratoryEO, title={Laboratory evidence of freak waves provoked by non-uniform bathymetry}, author={K. Trulsen and H. Zeng and O. Gramstad}, journal={Physics of Fluids}, year={2012}, volume={24}, pages={097101} }

We show experimental evidence that as relatively long unidirectional waves propagate over a sloping bottom, from a deeper to a shallower domain, there can be a local maximum of kurtosis and skewness close to the shallower side of the slope. We also show evidence that the probability of large wave envelope has a local maximum near the shallower side of the slope. We therefore anticipate that the probability of freak waves can have a local maximum near the shallower side of a slope for relatively… Expand

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