Scientists at the laboratory "Freak Wave" re-look and look like a work of art


The big wave off Kanagawa (神奈川 沖浪 裏 Kanagawa-oki nami ura, "wave off Kanagawa"). Print the Metropolitan Art Museum. Artist: Katsushka Hokusai.

On New Year's Eve 1995, attempts at fraudulent oil fraud on the coast of Norway were quite surprising. Instead of the fireworks, the crew shook the mediocre wave at an altitude of 25 meters, which is probably not anywhere.

This phenomenon, known as a rope or a strange wave, is theoretically predictable, but the draconian incident – probably One One century event – was the first evidence that supported them. Other waves of evidence soon followed.

The Draupner Wave or New Year wave was the first rock wave that was detected with measuring equipment from the Norwegian coast on January 1, 1995 on the North Sea Coast on the platform of the dragon. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Now, after nearly 25 years of investigation, Oxford scientists and Edinburgh University have finally discovered the dynamics of the formation of such disastrous waves.

In the UK, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility was tested in the testing tank by researchers from various expansion and frequency waves, tweaking parameters until discovered that the giant wave formed when two waves intersect exactly 120 degrees. Conclusions appeared Magazine Fluid mechanics.

The laboratory Freak wave was much smaller than the Draupner wave, measuring at least two meters in height. However, how does his relative height double the waves produced, the researchers are convinced that the same dynamics is in the open sea.

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Frick's wave by British researchers is not only a strong similarity to the actual freak waves of the ocean, but also the "big wave off Kanagawa" – also known as the "Great Wave" – ​​the well-known print edition published by the Japanese artist Katsushka Houkus in the early 1800s. The artist may have seen a freak wave that inspires his masterpiece, although there is no evidence

The video below shows the process of forming the frig wave from start to finish.

"Not only this laboratory observation has shed light on how well known Draupner wave may have occurred, It also emphasizes the wave nature and importance of crossing sea conditions. The latter of these two conclusions has a wide range of outcomes that are previously contrary to the disobedient waves Current Ocean wave breaking state of art, "said Oxford University Professor Ton Van den Bremer.

The 1995 freak wave that hit Draupner's oil rig led to minimal damage, but others were not lucky. Freak waves have caused significant loss of ships in the past and even injured. That's why researchers hope that their research provides a basis for predicting potentially catastrophic waves and giving them timely warning.

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