< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 04
Are Rogue Wave Frequencies Increasing?
- "In February 1995, the Queen Elizabeth II encountered what was described as a 95-foot wall of water in the North Atlantic. The ship's captain said it "came out of the darkness" and "looked like the White Cliffs of Dover." He was able to determine the wave's height because the crest was level with the ship's bridge. The wave broke over the bow with explosive force and smashed many of the windows and part of its forward deck. That same year, an oil platform in the North Sea with a wave gauge measured a single rogue wave with a height of 84 feet, for the first time." - excerpt from this article by Gary Griggs.
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