Reviews of topical problems

Rogue waves in the sea: observations, physics, and mathematics

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a National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch, B. Pecherskaya str. 25/12, Nizhny Novgorod, 603155, Russian Federation
b Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
c McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S4L8, Canada

Rogue waves are anomalously high waves that may suddenly form on the sea surface. At the dawn of the 21st century, they attracted the interest of researchers, from oceanographers to mathematicians. The review discusses the results of their research: physical mechanisms leading to the generation of anomalously high waves and respective mathematical models, observational data, results of direct numerical simulations and laboratory experiments, and new approaches to modeling and forecasting extreme sea waves.

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Keywords: rogue waves, freak waves, sea wind waves, nonlinear waves
PACS: 05.45.−a, 92.10.Hm (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2021.08.039038
Citation: Slunyaev A V, Pelinovsky D E, Pelinovsky E N "Rogue waves in the sea: observations, physics, and mathematics" Phys. Usp. 66 148–172 (2023)
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Received: 24th, July 2021, revised: 6th, August 2021, 7th, August 2021

Оригинал: Слюняев А В, Пелиновский Д Е, Пелиновский Е Н «Морские волны-убийцы: наблюдения, физика и математика» УФН 193 155–181 (2023); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2021.08.039038

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