Predicting rogue waves in random oceanic sea states
Abbreviated Journal Title
DEEP-WATER; MODULATIONAL INSTABILITY; EQUATION; DYNAMICS; Mechanics; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas
Using the inverse spectral theory of the nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) equation we correlate the development of rogue waves in oceanic sea states characterized by the Joint North Sea Wave Project (JONSWAP) spectrum with the proximity to homoclinic solutions of the NLS equation. We find in numerical simulations of the NLS equation that rogue waves develop for JONSWAP initial data that are "near" NLS homoclinic data, while rogue waves do not occur for JONSWAP data that are "far" from NLS homoclinic data. We show the nonlinear spectral decomposition provides a simple criterium for predicting the occurrence and strength of rogue waves. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Physics of Fluids
"Predicting rogue waves in random oceanic sea states" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5297.