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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2951-2955, 2013
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Research article
20 Nov 2013
Rogue waves in a wave tank: experiments and modeling
A. Lechuga CEDEX, Ministry of Fomento, Madrid, Spain
Abstract. In past decades theoretical studies have been carried out with the double aim of improving knowledge of the main characteristics of the rogue wave and of attempting to predict its sudden appearance. We have tried to generate rogue waves in a water wave tank, using a symmetric spectrum (Akhmediev et al., 2011a) as input on the wave maker.

The next step has been to apply a theoretical model to the amplitude envelope of these waves. After some considerations we agreed the best model to be an analog of the Ginzburg–Landau equation.

Citation: Lechuga, A.: Rogue waves in a wave tank: experiments and modeling, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2951-2955,, 2013.
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