Predicting ocean rogue waves from point measurements: An experimental study for unidirectional waves
Author(s)Onorato, Miguel; Chabchoub, Amin; Cousins, William; Sapsis, Themistoklis P.
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Rogue waves are strong localizations of the wave field that can develop in different branches of physics and engineering, such as water or electromagnetic waves. Here, we experimentally quantify the prediction potentials of a comprehensive rogue-wave reduced-order precursor tool that has been recently developed to predict extreme events due to spatially localized modulation instability. The laboratory tests have been conducted in two different water wave facilities and they involve unidirectional water waves; in both cases we show that the deterministic and spontaneous emergence of extreme events is well predicted through the reported scheme. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the approach, similar studies may be motivated in other nonlinear dispersive media, such as nonlinear optics, plasma, and solids, governed by similar equations, allowing the early stage of extreme wave detection.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Physical Review E
American Physical Society
Cousins, Will et al. "Predicting ocean rogue waves from point measurements: An experimental study for unidirectional waves." Physical Review E, 99, 3 (March 2019): 032201 © 2019 The Author(s)
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