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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Bore-Soliton-Splash Resurge for Rogue Waves, Tsunamis & Wave Energy

Presenter: Onno Bokhove (School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Co-author: Wout Zweers ()


We were able to create an anomalously high rogue wave splash in a water wave channel with a convergence involving bores and solitons, and we could control it. Surprisingly, this man-made extreme wave is related to solutions of the KP-equation, rogue waves in multidirectional seas, tsunami run-up into coastal valleys, and certain wave-energy devices, as we will show.

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