# How rogue waves form?

The crest is the highest portion of the wave. The trough is the lowest portion of the wave (the “dip” in between waves). The distance from the trough to the crest represents a wave’s height. The distance between crests represents a wave’s length. The amount of time that passes between one crest and the next is the wave period or wave speed.

The next thing we wanted the answer to was, where do rogue waves come from?

Fornberg, the mathematician, says rogue waves may also form from eddies, currents that flow in a different direction than the main current. “Eddies are often generated along the edges of currents, but they can survive for long times and are able to drift across oceans, forming very extensive eddy field s,” he says.

When waves formed by a storm develop in a water current against the normal wave direction, an interaction can take place which results in a shortening of the wave frequency. This can cause the waves to dynamically join together, forming very big ‘rogue’ waves. The currents where these are sometimes seen are the Gulf Stream and Agulhas current.

A storm may cause huge waves to form in a water current, against the normal wave direction. When this happens, the wave frequency may shorten, and cause the waves to combine into a very large rogue wave. This has been known to happen in ocean currents like the Gulf Stream and Agulhas current.

What are two ways rogue waves can be produced?

“Rogue waves are a result of different swell interfering constructively, that is two wave fields combining such that two wave crests add up to produce a much taller wave. Another way they are caused is the interaction of waves with surface currents,” Stössel explains.

They are both waves, they are formed completely differently, tsunamis are generally formed by a large sudden displacement of water, rogue waves are generally formed in areas of the ocean where the strong currents can run contrary to the wave direction for instance between Madagascar and South Africa.

This begs the question “What are some facts about rogue waves?”

These include:1933 – a U. 1966 – an Italian cruise ship was damaged when a rogue wave over 80 feet high smashed heavy glass out of its superstructure1978-a German barge carrier sank in the Atlantic ocean and the wreckage suggested that it encountered a huge wave., and more items.

## What causes rogue waves to get bigger?

For example, off the coast of South Africa, wave trains frequently encounter the strong Agulhas current, causing the waves to become even steeper. Scientists continue to study rogue waves, which remain very difficult to predict.

How high can rogue waves get?

This would explain monster waves 98 feet (30 meters) high or more, and account for the “wall of water” effect. Rogue waves frequently occur in areas known for strong ocean currents. For example, he Agulhas Current runs southward along the east coast of Africa.

## What is an Rogue?

Rogues, called ‘extreme storm waves‘ by scientists, are those waves which are greater than twice the size of surrounding waves, are very unpredictable, and often come unexpectedly from directions other than prevailing wind and waves.