Thursday, May 25, 2006

Freak waves...

This is quite fascinating... it seems that the modified version of nonlinear Schrodinger equation, which describes the water surface and nonlinear waves, is probably correct. For over 30 years the scientific world has considered this equation as improbable.

One of the examples that the equation describes is the New Years Wave that happened in 1995, known as well as the Draupner wave, which confirmed the existance of freak waves. If such wave occurs, a mass of water climbs up to build a water wall, and when collapsing the water can hit the surface with a force equal to 1000t/square meter.

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Blogger Johnny said...

Mart'a I am going to study in Prague this fall, and I was hoping to ask you about living arrangements, can you email me at dimas [dot] johnny [at] gmail [dot] com so that I can ask you for advice?

3:39 AM, May 26, 2006  
Blogger Farid said...

johnny, i will be in prague in july too! u wanna hang out?

5:29 PM, May 26, 2006  

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