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Lecture 9 EXTRA: Freak Waves also known as: rogue waves, monster waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves Lecture 9: EXTRA
Eye-witness reports It came from nowhere, snapping giant ships in two. No one believed the survivors … until now At 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
Explanation: Shape
All wave components at focus Hurricane Camille, actual data