Freak waves: Peculiarities of numerical simulations

V. E. Zakharov, A. I. Dyachenko, A. O. Prokofiev

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Numerical simulation of evolution of nonlinear gravity waves is presented. Simulation is done using two-dimensional code, based on conformal mapping of the fluid to the lower half-plane. We have considered two problems: (i) modulation instability of wave train and (ii) evolution of nonlinear Shrödinger equation solitons with different steepness of carrier wave. In both cases we have observed formation of freak waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExtreme Ocean Waves
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781402083136
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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