News tagged with rogue waves

Wind mission encounters 'SLAMS' waves

(Phys.org) —As Earth moves around the sun, it travels surrounded by a giant bubble created by its own magnetic fields, called the magnetosphere. As the magnetosphere plows through space, it sets up a standing ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Peregrine's 'Soliton' observed at last

(PhysOrg.com) -- An old mathematical solution proposed as a prototype of the infamous ocean rogue waves responsible for many maritime catastrophes has been observed in a continuous physical system for the ...

dateAug 23, 2010 in General Physics
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Making monster waves

Rogue waves -- giant waves that spring up suddenly and tower over the seas around them—have inspired physicists to look for an analogue in light. These high-intensity pulses can cross large distances without ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in General Physics
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