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This Scientific American article discusses how rogue waves were measured in 1955, which encouraged scientists to try to find the causes behind them. Several methods that attempt to predict these waves are described. The article includes a photo of an 18 m wave approaching a merchant ship in the Atlantic.
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Image credit: Philippe Lijour; Image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 1, 2010 until August 16, 2010. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2010 Nature America, Inc.
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Keywords: ocean, rogue/freak wave, wave dissipation
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 13, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jul 13, 2010 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Scientific American, New York, 2010), WWW Document, (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rogue-waves-ocean-energy-forecasting).
AJP/PRST-PER
The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves (Scientific American, New York, 2010), <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rogue-waves-ocean-energy-forecasting>.
APA Format
The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves. (2009, September 2). Retrieved July 23, 2014, from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rogue-waves-ocean-energy-forecasting
Chicago Format
Scientific American. The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves. New York: Scientific American, September 2, 2009. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rogue-waves-ocean-energy-forecasting (accessed 23 July 2014).
MLA Format
The Real Sea Monsters: On the Hunt for Rogue Waves. New York: Scientific American, 2010. 2 Sep. 2009. 23 July 2014 <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rogue-waves-ocean-energy-forecasting>.
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