Workshop on Abnormal Wave Events
5-6June 2014 Nice, France
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Abnormal wave events at the sea surface

Christian Kharif
Université de Marseille
The presentation focuses on two abnormal wave events such as oceanic rogue waves and head-on collision of very steep solitary waves. A particular attention will be paid on the effect of wind on the properties of rogue waves. The second aspect concerns a new phenomenon observed during the frontal collision of two similar solitary waves corresponding to the occurrence of a residual falling jet.