Difference between revisions of "Freak wave"

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' rogue wave.) An unexpectedly occurring [[wave]] of great height (and also  [[steepness]]), often found to occur where waves meet opposing currents, such as in the [[Agulhas  Current]] off South Africa.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Freak waves are known to cause serious damage to ships.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' rogue wave.) An unexpectedly occurring [[wave]] of great height (and also  [[steepness]]), often found to occur where waves meet opposing currents, such as in the [[Agulhas Current|Agulhas  Current]] off South Africa.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Freak waves are known to cause serious damage to ships.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:00, 25 April 2012



freak wave

(Also called rogue wave.) An unexpectedly occurring wave of great height (and also steepness), often found to occur where waves meet opposing currents, such as in the Agulhas Current off South Africa.

Freak waves are known to cause serious damage to ships.