The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves
Description:
This "rogue wave" broke over the deck of an oil tanker, and was much taller than the other waves on the ocean at the time. See Freak Waves, Rogue Waves for graphs of rogue waves building up in the ocean, and for the measurement of one that struck an oil platform in the North Sea.

- To learn more about these waves, see The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves
- Also, check out this Discovery News article to find out about a cruise ship that was recently damaged by a huge wave.
Image:
Image credit: Philippe Lijour; <a href="http://folk.uio.no/karstent/waves/index_en.html" target="_blank">Image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/rogue-wave-Large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
Image credit: Philippe Lijour; Image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/rogue-wave-Large.jpg
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August 1, 2010 - August 16, 2010