100ft 'rogue' waves that batter off-shore oil rigs can be predicted for the first time after experts recreate them in the lab



Rogue waves, also known as killer waves, occur spontaneously and can reach heights of 100 feet (30 metres).
New understanding of the mysterious large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures, researchers have said.
So-called rogue waves, which are exceptionally powerful and dangerous, can be exacerbated when they are produced by two sets of waves crossing at a rough 60 degree angle, a study has found.
This phenomenon, which researchers have recreated in testing tanks, can now be predicted for the first time.
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8 January 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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