Experiments on wind-perturbed rogue wave hydrodynamics using the Peregrine breather model

A. Chabchoub*, N. Hoffmann, H. Branger, C. Kharif, N. Akhmediev

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Being considered as a prototype for description of oceanic rogue waves, the Peregrine breather solution of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation has been recently observed and intensely investigated experimentally in particular within the context of water waves. Here, we report the experimental results showing the evolution of the Peregrine solution in the presence of wind forcing in the direction of wave propagation. The results show the persistence of the breather evolution dynamics even in the presence of strong wind and chaotic wave field generated by it. Furthermore, we have shown that characteristic spectrum of the Peregrine breather persists even at the highest values of the generated wind velocities thus making it a viable characteristic for prediction of rogue waves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101704
Number of pages7
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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