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METOCEAN
Laboratoire 
Comportement des 
Structures en Mer

Rogue Waves

 

 

On New year's day 1995, this wave rose up to 18.5 metres along the Draupner platform operated by Statoil, whereas significant wave height was only close to 12 metres as it shows on the right part of the figure. One can see above the wave profiles for the 30 seconds (from blue to red) before the wave reached the platform. It is noteworthy that a very deep trough can be observed (yellow curves) about 10 seconds before the maximum crest, 50 metres ahead, and that it is returned to normal at the time of that crest. Data courtesy of Sverre Haver, Statoil.

 

Other Information

 

Rogue Waves 2008

During the Brest SeaTechWeek 2008, Ifremer organised a workshop dedicated to unexpectedly dangerous waves or groups of waves, the so-called Freak or Rogue waves. Dates were Mon. 13th and Tue. 14th October 2008, at Le Quartz in Brest.

 

Rogue Waves 2004

During the Brest SeaTechWeek 2004, Ifremer organised a second international workshop dedicated to unexpectedly dangerous waves or groups of waves, the so-called Freak or Rogue waves. Dates wre Wed. 20th to Fri. 22nd October 2004, at Le Quartz in Brest.

 

Rogue Waves 2000

During the Brest SeaTechWeek 2000, Ifremer and IRCN organised a workshop dedicated to unexpectedly dangerous waves or groups of waves, the so-called Freak or Rogue waves. Dates were Wed. 29th and Thu. 30th November 2000, at Le Quartz in Brest.

The proceedings of that workshop can be ordered from the Ifremer publications department.