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Rogue Wave Morphology in Broadband Nonbreaking Seas

@article{Guo2017RogueWM,
  title={Rogue Wave Morphology in Broadband Nonbreaking Seas},
  author={Qiuchen Guo and Louis-Alexandre Couston and Mohammad-Reza Alam},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2017}
}
Here, we show through a statistical analysis that rogue waves in broadband non-breaking seas are spatially asymmetric. In addition to the top-down asymmetry due to nonlinear effects, we show that the two troughs adjacent to the rogue wave crest are generally of different depths, which is unlike the conventional picture of rogue waves with symmetric fore and aft troughs often obtained from model equations. The rogue-wave trough asymmetry is demonstrated for sea states 4 to 6 on Douglas Sea Scale… Expand
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