Lecture 9 EXTRA: Freak Wavesalso known as: rogue waves, monster waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal wavesLecture 9: EXTRA
Eye-witness reportsIt came from nowhere, snapping giant ships in two. No one believed the survivors … until nowAt midnight I was at the tiller and suddenly noticed a line of clear sky between the south and south-west. I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave. During twenty-six years’ experience of the ocean in all its moods I had not encountered a wave so gigantic.
Draupner ‘New Year’ wave
All wave components at focusHurricane Camille, actual data