Physical Mechanisms of the Rogue Wave Phenomenon

  title={Physical Mechanisms of the Rogue Wave Phenomenon},
  author={Christian Kharif and Efim Pelinovsky},
  journal={European Journal of Mechanics B-fluids},

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  • T. B. JohannessenC. Swan
  • Geology, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2001
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