Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Research article
09 Jul 2013
Research article |  | 09 Jul 2013

Rogue waves, rogue events and extreme wave kinematics in spatio-temporal fields of simulated sea states

A. Sergeeva and A. Slunyaev

Abstract. An approach to the extensive study of rogue wave occurrence in numerical simulations is presented. As a result of numerical simulations of the unidirectional wave evolution, spatio-temporal fields of wave data of the size 20 min × 10 km are obtained with high resolution in time and space and are used for statistical analysis with the focus on extreme waves. Having the exhaustive information on the wave evolution enables us to capture the detailed picture of individual rogue waves; to detect intermittent rogue wave events, which last for a significantly longer time, and hence, to depict the portrait of a rogue wave. Due to the benefit of having full-wave data, the question of relation between extreme wave kinematics and extremely high waves is discussed in the statistical sense.

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