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Researchers recreate rogue wave in lab, shedding light on how they form in open ocean

by Mike Schuler 3 Feb 06:29 UTC
Reconstruction of the Draupner wave © Mike Schuler

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have worked out the unique set of conditions that allow for the creation of 'freak' or 'rogue' waves that can seemingly appear without warning and pose a danger to ships and mariners at sea.

During the study, the team set out to recreate the conditions that led to famous Draupner freak wave, one of the first confirmed observations of a freak wave ever recorded. The famous wave was observed on the January 1, 1995 in the North Sea by measurements made on the Draupner Oil Platform.

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