Rogue waves are large and spontaneous surface waves that can be extremely
dangerous, ... Rogue waves seem not to have a single distinct cause, but occur
where ... Draupner wave, and concluded that "...
Extreme waves often form because swells, while traveling across the ocean, do
so at different speeds and directions. As these swells pass through one another,
Rogue wave causes can be anything from wind to strong ocean currents. ... Why
do rogue waves exceed the significant wave height by so much? Scientists aren't
... Rogue waves frequently occur in areas known for strong ocean currents.
Mar 4, 2010 ... Scientists still don't know exactly how rogue waves occur, nor do they know how
to predict them. Open ocean waves, possibly including rogue ...
As waves form, the surface becomes rougher and it is easier for the wind to grip
... Strong wind that does not blow for a long period will not generate large waves.
Oct 19, 2009 ... How freak or rogue waves form in the ocean is not well understood, but new ...
they do not tell us the suitable initial conditions for such waves to ...
Jan 4, 2011 ... Stories of rogue waves as big as 10-storey buildings appearing out of ... Statistics
show that such terrifying anomalies should only occur once ...
Rogue Waves. Dr. Ballard tells of the first time he encountered a rogue wave.
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Oct 31, 2011 ... Rogue waves could form near strong ocean currents ... of three consecutive "
rogue waves" that were much higher than normal ocean swells.
Another hypothesis for how rogue waves form involves the interaction between
waves and current. When the current is pushing against storm waves, the current