Rogue waters

  title={Rogue waters},
  author={Alexey Slunyaev and Ira Didenkulova and Efim Pelinovsky},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  pages={571 - 590}
In this essay we give an overview on the problem of rogue or freak wave formation in the ocean. The matter of the phenomenon is a sporadic occurrence of unexpectedly high waves on the sea surface. These waves cause serious danger for sailing and sea use. A number of huge wave accidents, resulting in damages, ship losses and people injuries and deaths, are known. Now marine researchers do believe that these waves belong to a specific kind of sea wave, not taken into account by conventional… 
Numerical modeling of rogue waves in coastal waters
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Current Effects on the Generation and Evolution of the Peregrine Breather-Type Rogue Wave
Rogue wave is a kind of surface gravity waves with much larger wave heights than expected in normal sea state. Since this extreme sea event always occurred in the areas with strong currents, the
Numerical Simulation of Rogue Waves in Coastal Waters
In this paper we review the ongoing research on developing procedures which allow realistic reconstructions of sea states and extreme waves, including so-called rogue waves recorded in Taiwanese
Rogue waves, rogue events and extreme wave kinematics in spatio-temporal fields of simulated sea states
Abstract. An approach to the extensive study of rogue wave occurrence in numerical simulations is presented. As a result of numerical simulations of the unidirectional wave evolution, spatio-temporal
Rogue events in spatiotemporal numerical simulations of unidirectional waves in basins of different depth
The evolution of unidirectional nonlinear sea surface waves is calculated numerically by means of solution of the Euler equations. The wave dynamics corresponds to quasi-equilibrium states
Twenty years of progresses in oceanic rogue waves: the role played by weakly nonlinear models
Here we discuss some of the progresses that have been made in the last 20 years in the field of oceanic rogue waves, focusing on the role played by leading order equations such as the nonlinear
Characterisation of waves via the Lax–Wendroff method
In recent years, the problem of rogue waves has been a topical issue among oceanographers because of their dangerous and unpredictable properties, leading to safety demands for ships and offshore
Foreword to special issue on Rogue Waves
3 Université de Toulon, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), UM 110, La Garde, France and “three sisters”), which can produce serious damages to
On shallow water rogue wave formation in strongly inhomogeneous channels
Rogue wave formation in shallow water is often governed by dispersive focusing and wave-bottom interaction. In this study we try to combine these mechanisms by considering dispersive nonreflecting


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Soliton interaction as a possible model for extreme waves in shallow water
Abstract. Interaction of two long-crested shallow water waves is analysed in the framework of the two-soliton solution of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation. The wave system is decomposed into the
The effects of randomness on the stability of two-dimensional surface wavetrains
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  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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A simplified nonlinear spectral transport equation, for narrowband Gaussian random surface wavetrains, slowly varying in space and time, is derived fron the weakly nonlinear equations of Davey &
Rogue waves in superfluid helium
Abstract. Rogue waves have been observed in superfluid helium. The experimental system consists of high intensity second sound (temperature-entropy) waves within a resonant cavity. Under steady state
Rogue waves and rational solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
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