Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Research article
09 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 09 Oct 2020

A statistical analysis of rogue waves in the southern North Sea

Ina Teutsch, Ralf Weisse, Jens Moeller, and Oliver Krueger


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2020) by Ira Didenkulova
AR by Ralf Weisse on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2020) by Ira Didenkulova
Short summary
Rogue waves pose a threat to marine operations and structures. Typically, a wave is called a rogue wave when its height exceeds twice that of the surrounding waves. There is still discussion on the extent to which such waves are unusual. A new data set of about 329 million waves from the southern North Sea was analyzed. While data from wave buoys mostly corresponded to expectations from known distributions, radar measurements showed some deviations pointing towards higher rogue wave frequencies.
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