Were extreme waves in the Rockall Trough the largest ever recorded ?

  title={Were extreme waves in the Rockall Trough the largest ever recorded ?},
  author={Naomi P. Holliday and Margaret J. Yelland and Robin W. Pascal and Val R. Swail and Peter Kenneth Taylor and Colin R. Griffiths and Elizabeth C. Kent},
[1] In February 2000 those onboard a British oceanographic research vessel near Rockall, west of Scotland experienced the largest waves ever recorded by scientific instruments in the open ocean. Under severe gale force conditions with wind speeds averaging 21 ms 1 a shipborne wave recorder measured individual waves up to 29.1 m from crest to trough, and a maximum significant wave height of 18.5 m. The fully formed sea developed in unusual conditions as westerly winds blew across the North… CONTINUE READING

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