On the formation of freak waves on the surface of deep water

A. I. Dyachenko, V. E. Zakharov

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Abstract

Numerical simulation of the fully nonlinear water equations demonstrates the existence of giant breathers on the surface of deep water. The numerical analysis shows that this breather (or soliton of envelope) does not loose energy. The existence of such a breather can explain the appearance of freak waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalJETP Letters
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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