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Rogue waves and their importance to science

January 2, 2014
By JEREMIE FISH , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Rogue waves have been talked about often and are known by many different names. (Monster waves and killer waves are other names for the phenomenon.) A rogue wave is an uncharacteristically large wave for the weather conditions. The rogue wave can grow to several times the size of the other waves that are occurring. Many people believed that sailors were exaggerating accounts of rogue waves until the Drauper wave of 1995 was measured.

 
 
 

 

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