Rogue wave occurrence and dynamics by direct simulations of 6 Copyright c © by ASME nonlinear wave-field evolution
- W. Xiao, Y. Liu, G. Wu, D.K.P. Yue
- Journal of Fluid Mechanics,
Rogue waves or freak waves are very large amplitude waves compare to the ambient waves in a given sea state. There are very few recording of such waves and therefore, despite years of research, very little is known about their properties. Here we invoke a statistical approach to find out about the typical shape of these giant waves. We consider different sea states and unidirectional vs crossing seas and study how each environment affects the morphology of oceanic rogue waves.