On the modelling of huge water waves called rogue waves

  • Christian Kharif


The chapter focuses on the physics and modelling of the extreme water wave events called rogue waves. A particular attention is paid to their formation in presence of strong wind. Two mechanisms producing the giant waves are considered: The dispersive spatio-temporal focusing and the modulational instability. In both cases an amplification of the height and duration of the rogue wave event is observed under wind action.


Wind Velocity Wave Height Water Wave Wave Train Modulational Instability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Kharif
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche sur les phénomènes Hors EquilibreMarseilleFrance

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