Rogue waves

From Openwaterpedia

(Redirected from Rogue wave)
Jump to: navigation, search
Rogue wave hitting a ship
noun - Rough waves are relatively large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that are a threat even to large ships and ocean liners. Rogue waves are not necessarily the biggest waves found at sea; they are surprisingly large waves that occur in deep water or where a number of physical factors such as strong winds and fast currents converge.
Rogue waves seem not to have a single distinct cause, but occur where physical factors such as high winds and strong currents cause waves to merge together to create a single exceptionally large wave. Once lacking hard evidence for their existence, rogue waves are now known to be a natural ocean phenomenon. Eyewitness accounts from mariners and damages inflicted on ships have long suggested they occurred; however, their scientific measurement was only positively confirmed following measurements of the "Draupner wave", a rogue wave at the Draupner platform, in the North Sea on 1 January 1995. During this event, minor damage was inflicted on the platform, confirming that the reading was valid. Satellite images have also confirmed their existence

The swimmer dreamed of a channel swim where we can swallowed up by a rogue wave.

Synonyms

Freak waves, Monster waves, Killer waves, and Extreme waves.

External links

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
Olympics
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Featuring
Education Programs
Help
Toolbox
About OWP
Courtesy of