Observation of rogue wave holes in a water wave tank

A. Chabchoub*, N. P. Hoffmann, N. Akhmediev

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Abstract

Rogue waves in the ocean can take two forms. One form is an elevated wall of water that appears and disappears locally. Another form is a deep hole between the two crests on the surface of water. The latter one can be considered as an inverted profile of the former. For holes, the depth from crest to trough can reach more than twice the significant wave height. That allows us to consider them as rogue events. The existence of rogue holes follow from theoretical analysis but has never been proven experimentally. Here, we present the results confirming the existence of rogue wave holes on the water surface observed in a water wave tank.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC00J02
JournalJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: OCEANS
Volume117
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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