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 Workshop on Rogue Waves

12-15 December 2005, Edinburgh

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Scientific Programme 

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Workshop topics:
•    Observations and experiments:  Although the emphasis in this workshop will be on the role of mathematics in the modelling and prediction of rogue waves, it is vital that the discussions take place in a framework provided by the most up-to-date and reliable observational and experimental data.
•    Wind-wave spectral models:  Currently, and for the foreseeable future, wind-wave prediction models are statistically based, and concerned therefore with the modelling and prediction of ocean wave spectra, rather than with specific discrete events. Nevertheless, it is essential that the issue of predicting potential rogue wave events in an operational framework be part of this workshop.
•    Numerical modeling (1D and 2D):  Because rogue waves have large amplitudes, it is clearly necessary that theoretical concepts, which may provide qualitative guidance,  be combined with numerical simulations to provide quantitative information.  Currently there are several reliable 1D (one horizontal space dimension) numerical codes which can describe water waves up to breaking limits, and a few 2D (two horizontal space dimensions) which are probably presently restricted to more modest amplitudes.
•    Analytical modeling and theory:  Since the workshop is intended to have a mathematical focus, this topic is essential and will be a main part of the workshop. The sub-topics presented and discussed will include Fourier superposition, nonlinear focussing of wave energy, and wave refraction by both currents and topography.

Timetable and participants list available below presentations
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Links to presentations
A variety of resources are available here. There are full presentations, abstracts and extended abstracts, papers supporting the presentations and links to speakers' web pages.  Unless otherwise indicated the presentations, abstracts and papers are pdf files.  If 
the file size is large (>3Mb), it will be noted.
Annenkov, Sergei
Direct numerical simulation of the evolution of high-order statistical momenta of weakly nonlinear water wave field (joint work with V.I. Shrira)
Abstract |  
Presentation
Bona, Jerry
Blow-up phenomena in dispersive wave equations (Talk 1, joint with J-C Saut)
Abstract |  Related paper I | Related paper II
Craig, Walter
Solitary wave interactions (joint work with P Guyenne, D Henderson, J Hammack & C Sulem)
Abstract |  Related paper [4.8Mb] | Web page
Dias, Frédéric
Modeling of the extreme kinematics and nonlinear properties of freak waves obtained through energy focusing. (Co-authors: C Fochesato & S Grilli)
Abstract |  Presentation | Web page
Dysthe, Kristian
Distribution of extreme surface gravity waves. Large scale simulations and real data. (Joint with H Socquet-Juglard, K Trulsen, H Krogstad & J Liu)
Abstract
Fullerton, Gary
Predicting increased risk of an extreme wave: operational
Abstract 
Grilli, Stéphan
Fully nonlinear simulations of rogue wave generation and properties. Interactions with ocean structures.
Abstract |  Presentation [27Mb] | Web page
Grue, John
Kinematics of very large ocean waves in deep water (joint work with Atle Jensen and Karsten Trulsen)
Abstract |  Presentation [5.2Mb]
Janssen, Peter
Nonlinear focussing and shallow water (joint work with M Onorato)
Abstract |  Presentation |
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts web page

Kaplan, Lev
Refraction of Guassian seas: rare event statistics
Abstract &  Presentation in one file
Kharif, Christian
Influence of the Jeffreys’ sheltering mechanism on rogue waves (joint work with JP Giovanangeli, J Touboul & E Pelinovsky)
Extended Abstract &  Presentation in one file
Lavrenov, Igor V
Freak waves with deep trough in the sea (joint work with A V Proubov)
Abstract |  Related paper
Longuet-Higgins, Michael
A close, one-term approximation to the highest Stokes wave on deep water (Joint work with RCT Rainey)
Abstract |  Related paper
Magnusson, Anne Karin
Directionality in historical reports of rogue waves and measurements with extreme waves.
Abstract 
Melville, Ken
Airborne Measurements of Rogue Waves in the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Joint work with Leonel Romero & Jessica
Abstract |  Web page (200Mb pdf file of his presentation will be available on his web page)
Nazarenko, Sergey
Anomalous probability of strong waves
Abstract |  Presentation | Web page
Onorato, Miguel
Extreme events in crossing sea states (co-authors: A.R. Osborne and M. Serio)
Abstract |  Presentation | Web page
Peregrine, Howell
Where can theory contribute to practical concerns about rogue waves?
Abstract &  Presentation in one file | Web page
Rainey, Rod
The extreme-wave issues in the offshore oil and shipping industries
Abstract |  Related Paper
Saut, Jean-Claud
Blow-up phenomena in dispersive wave equations (Talk 2, joint with J Bona)e
Abstract 
Schober, Constance
A Mel'nikov and inverse spectral analysis of rogue waves in deep water
Abstract |  Presentation [3.8Mb]
Shrira, Victor
Rogue waves on currents with vertical shear
Abstract |  Presentation
Soomere, Tarmo
Interaction of shallow-water solitons as a possible model for freak waves (joint work with Jüri Engelbrecht)
Abstract |  Related paper
Talipova, Tatiana
Aspects of internal rogue wave formation in the ocean (joint work with Andrey Kurkin)
Abstract |  Presentation
Taylor, Paul
The shape of the Draupner wave of 1st January 1995.
Abstract &  Presentation in one file
van Groesen, Brenny
Description of a nonlinear extension of the Benjamin-Feir instability as a coupled oscillator model
Abstract |  Two related papers in one file
Vanden-Broeck, Jean- Marc
Nonlinear three dimensional water waves
Abstract |  Related paper
Waseda, Takuji
Experimental investigation and the application of the modulational wave train
Extended Abstract |  Presentation
Zakharov, Vladimir
Rogue waves as a result of modulational instability
Abstract |  Presentation | Related paper IRelated paper II

Timetable

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Monday 12 December
09.00 - 09.45 Registration and coffee
09.45 - 10.00 Workshop Opening: Roger Grimshaw & Jean-Claude Saut
10.00 - 11.00 Anne Karin Magnusson (Meteorological Institute, Norway)
Keynote Lecture: Directionality in historical reports of rogue waves and measurements with extreme waves
11.00 - 11.30 Rod Rainey (Atkins Oil & Gas)
The extreme-wave issues in the offshore oil and shipping industries
11.30 - 12.00 Kristian Dysthe (University of Bergen)
Distribution of extreme surface gravity waves. Large scale simulations and real data
12.00 - 12.30 Tarmo Soomere (Tallinn University of Technology)
Interaction of shallow-water solitons as a possible model for freak waves
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 Igor V Lavrenov (Arctic & Antarctic Research Institute, St Petersburg)
Freak waves with deep trough in the sea
14.30 - 15.00 Gary Fullerton (UK Met Office)
Predicting increased risk of an extreme wave: operational spectral wave modelling
15.00 - 15.30 Lev Kaplan (Tulane University, New Orleans)
Refraction of Guassian seas: rare event statistics
15.30 - 16.00 Tea/Coffee
16.00 - 17.00 Howell Peregrine (University of Bristol)
Keynote Lecture: Where can theory contribute to practical concerns about rogue waves?
17.00 - 18.00 Discussion: Moderator, Rod Rainey (Atkins Oil & Gas)
18.00 Reception at ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh

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Tuesday 13 December
09.00 - 10.00 John Grue (University of Oslo)
Kinematics of very large ocean waves in deep water
10.00 - 10.30 Victor Shrira (Keele University)
Rogue waves on currents with vertical shear
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 11.30 Brenny van Groesen (University of Twente)
Description of a nonlinear extension of the Benjamin-Feir instability as a coupled oscillator model
11.30 - 12.00 Christian Kharif (IRPHE, Marseille)
Influence of the Jeffreys’ sheltering mechanism on rogue waves
12.00 - 12.30 Takuji Waseda (University of Tokyo)
Experimental investigation and the application of the modulational wave train
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Ken Melville (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD)
Airborne measurements of rogue waves in the Gulf of Tehuantepec
15.00 - 15.30 Peter Janssen (ECWMF, Reading)
Nonlinear focussing and shallow water
15.30 - 16.00 Miguel Onorato (Università di Torino)
Extreme events in crossing sea states
16.00 - 16.30 Tea/Coffee
16.30 - 17.30 Discussion: Moderator, Howell Peregrine (University of Bristol)
19.00 Informal meal at Nargile Turkish Restaurant, 73 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

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Wednesday 14 December
09.00 - 10.00 Stéphan Grilli (University of Rhode Island)
Keynote lecture: Fully nonlinear simulations of rogue wave generation and properties. Interactions with ocean structures
10.00 - 10.30 Frédéric Dias (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris)
Modelling of the extreme kinematics and nonlinear properties of freak waves obtained through energy focusing
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 11.30 Paul Taylor (University of Oxford)
The shape of the Draupner wave of 1st January 1995
11.30 - 12.00 Michael Longuet-Higgins (Institute for Nonlinear Science, UCSD)
A close, one-term approximation to the highest Stokes wave on deep water
12.00 - 12.30 Sergei Annenkov (Keele University)
Direct numerical simulation of the evolution of high-order statistical momenta of weakly nonlinear water wave field
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Vladimir Zakharov (University of Arizona)
Keynote lecture: Rogue waves as a result of modulational instability
15.00 - 15.30 Sergey Nazarenko (University of Warwick)
Anomalous probability of strong waves
15.30 - 16.00 Constance Schober (University of Central Florida)
A Mel'nikov and inverse spectral analysis of rogue waves in deep water
16.00 - 16.30 Tea/Coffee
16.30 - 17.30 Discussion: Moderator, Jean-Claude Saut (Université de Paris-Sud)
19.00 Workshop dinner at Howies Restaurant, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (dress informal)

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Thursday 15 December

09.00 - 09.30 Jerry Bona (University of Illinois)
Blow-up phenomena in dispersive wave equations I
09.30 - 10.00 Jean-Claude Saut (Université de Paris-Sud)
Blow-up phenomena in dispersive wave equations II
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 11.00 Walter Craig (McMaster University, Ontario)
Solitary wave interactions
11.00 - 11.30 Tatiana Talipova (Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod)
Aspects of internal rogue wave formation in the ocean
11.30 - 12.00 Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck (University of East Anglia)
Nonlinear three dimensional water waves
12.00 - 12.45 Closing Discussion: Moderator, Roger Grimshaw (Loughborough University)
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch

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Participants

12 December 2005
Attendance List for Web Site
Name Institution
Annenkov, Sergei Keele University
Bona, Jerry University of Illinois
Christodoulides, Paul Higher Technical Institute, Nicosia
Craig, Walter McMaster University, Ontario
Craik, Alex University of St Andrews
Dias, Frédéric École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
Dysthe, Kristian University of Bergen
Fullerton, Gary UK Met Office
Gibson, Richard BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd
Grilli, Stéphan University of Rhode Island
Grimshaw, Roger Loughborough University
Grue, John University of Oslo
Janssen, Peter ECMWF, Reading
Kaplan, Lev Tulane University
Kharif, Christian IRPHE, Marseille
Lavrenov, Igor V Arctic and Antartic Research Institute
Longuet-Higgins, Michael University of California
Magnusson, Anne Karin Norwegian Meteorological Institute
McCulloch, Mike UK Met Office
Melville, Ken Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Nazarenko, Sergey University of Warwick
Onorato, Miguel Università di Torino
Peregrine, Howell University of Bristol
Rainey, Rod Atkins Oil and Gas
Saut, Jean-Claude Université de Paris-Sud
Schober, Constance University of Central Florida
Shrira, Victor Keele University
Soomere, Tarmo Tallinn University of Technology
Talipova, Tatiana Russian Academy of Sciences
Taylor, Paul University of Oxford
Toland, John University of Bath
van Groesen, Brenny University of Twente
Vanden-Broeck, Jean-Marc University of East Anglia
Vanneste, Jacques University of Edinburgh
Waseda, Takuji University of Tokyo
Zakharov, Vladimir University of Arizona

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