Scientists have recreated the “wave-killer” in the lab
MOSCOW, January 23 — RIA Novosti. A group of researchers from Oxford and Edinburgh universities have recreated in the laboratory the famous wave Draupner one of the first officially recorded “waves”.
This was reported on the website of Oxford.
Wave Draupner recorded on an oil platform “Dropper” off the Norwegian coast of the North sea in 1995. The largest wave reached a height of 25.6 meters. Prior to this, scientists only expected the presence of unusual waves, but information on them is spread largely through eyewitness accounts. Often it was thought that they may be the cause of the wrecks of large ships.
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Specialists conducted experiments by setting the FloWave located in one of the buildings at the University of Edinburgh. It is a round pool, the diameter of which is equipped with generators capable of creating waves from various points.
The experiment showed that most of the “killer wave” can occur when crossing over small waves under a certain angle. According to scientists, an “ideal” to recreate this phenomenon, the parameter is an angle of approximately 120 degrees.
The researchers suggest that their findings will be used to prevent similar disasters in the future.
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