Meteorology (Weather)/Rogue waves

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What is a rogue wave?

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Hi Nick

A very good question!

First, here's what rogue waves look like:

http://tinyurl.com/Rogue-wave

Rogue waves are waves that are extremely high and very infrequent. They are caused by storms and other major disturbances in the ocean.

Take a look at these links for more info:

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/roguewaves.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/science/11wave.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://failuremag.com/feature/article/saving_ships_from_extreme_rogue_waves/

http://xpda.com/junkmail/junk182/waves/2005GL025238.pdf  

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