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JETP Letters

, 88:307 | Cite as

On the formation of freak waves on the surface of deep water

  • A. I. Dyachenko
  • V. E. Zakharov
Article

Abstract

Numerical simulation of the fully nonlinear water equations demonstrates the existence of giant breathers on the surface of deep water. The numerical analysis shows that this breather (or soliton of envelope) does not loose energy. The existence of such a breather can explain the appearance of freak waves.

PACS numbers

02.60.Cb 47.15.Hg 92.10.-c 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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