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- Extreme waves in sea states crossing an oblique current
- Toffoli, A.; Babanin, A. V.; Ardhuin, F.; Benoit, M.; Bitner-Gregersen, E. M.; Cavaleri, L.; Monbaliu, J.; Onorato, M.; Osborne, A. R.; Fouques, J.; Moe, V.; Pakozdi, C.; Stansberg, C.-T.
- Laboratory experiments have been carried out in the directional wave tank at Marintek (Norway) to study the nonlinear dynamics of surface gravity waves and the occurrence of extreme events, when the wave field traverses obliquely an ambient current. A condition of partial opposition has been considered. Tests on regular waves have shown that the current can trigger the formation of large amplitude waves. In random wave fields, however, this only results in a weak deviation from the statistical properties observed in absence of a current.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Shanghai, China, 06-11 June 2010, Vol. 2, pp. 433-440, paper no. OMAE2010-20619
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 040503 Physical Oceanography; 091103 Ocean Engineering
- Extreme waves; Oceanic waves; Surface gravity waves
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- 9780791849101, 0791849104
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- Copyright © 2010 ASME. The publisher does not allow institutions to archive either the accepted manuscript or the published version of the paper.
- Peer reviewed