Rogue Wave Prediction

gCaptain reports that MIT claims to have developed an algorithm that can provide warning of incoming rogue waves two to three minutes before they arrive.

“Rogue waves can measure eight times higher than the surrounding seas and can strike in otherwise calm waters, with virtually no warning … To put the algorithm into practice, he says ships and offshore platforms will have to utilize high-resolution scanning technologies such as LIDAR and radar to measure the surrounding waves.”

Having been on the old Mackinaw on a relatively calm day and suddenly taking a 53 degree role without any warning, I am a believer.

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