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Fedele invited to present rogue wave research at the G7 maritime security meeting in Rome

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Francesco Fedele will coordinate a roundtable on safeguarding the marine environment and present his research on predicting rogue waves when ministers from the G7 meet in Rome this fall.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fedele's rogue wave analysis supports investigation of the El Faro sinking

The stern of the El Faro is shown on the ocean floor where it came to rest after sinking in Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. (Photo Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board)

A new analysis done to support the investigation into the 2015 sinking of the El Faro cargo ship has calculated the likelihood of a massive rogue wave during Hurricane Joaquin in October of that year — and demonstrated a new technique for evaluating the probability of rogue waves over space and time.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all

A large wave towers astern of the NOAA ship Delaware II in the Atlantic Ocean in 2005. (Photo: Delaware II Crew/NOAA)

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters high.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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