Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2951–2955, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2951-2013

Special issue: Extreme seas and ship operations

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2951–2955, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2951-2013

Research article 20 Nov 2013

Research article | 20 Nov 2013

Rogue waves in a wave tank: experiments and modeling

A. Lechuga A. Lechuga
  • CEDEX, Ministry of Fomento, Madrid, Spain

Abstract. In past decades theoretical studies have been carried out with the double aim of improving knowledge of the main characteristics of the rogue wave and of attempting to predict its sudden appearance. We have tried to generate rogue waves in a water wave tank, using a symmetric spectrum (Akhmediev et al., 2011a) as input on the wave maker.

The next step has been to apply a theoretical model to the amplitude envelope of these waves. After some considerations we agreed the best model to be an analog of the Ginzburg–Landau equation.

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