Article on Monster Waves Published in Irish Times (posted on 12/05/16)
Peter Lynch, an emeritus professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, discusses the nature and possible origins of rogue waves.
In the article he features a study on extreme waves led by Prof Frédéric Dias of UCD.
“There are many eyewitness accounts by mariners of gigantic waves – almost vertical walls of water towering over ocean-going ships – that appear from nowhere and do great damage, sometimes destroying large vessels completely.
Oceanographers, who have had no way of explaining these “rogue waves”, have in the past been dismissive of such reports. But now these enormous mountains of water have been observed and measured, yielding unambiguous instrumental records…” read more at the Irish Times.
Peter Lynch blogs regularly at thatsmaths.com