posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 11:22 AM
No conspiracy needed. Ever. Rogue waves have been around as long as the sea. They are just now being identified and tracked, thanks to the tech
that is available now that was not available even 20 years ago. Before that, their destructive nature usually meant no survivors to tell their
They are caused be that moment within chaos known as synchronicity.
When parallel waves meet, their mass and force combine, making new bigger and stronger waves. This is normal. It is called constructive
When non-parallel waves meet, their mass and force dissipates at each juncture. It is call destructive interference. In water, it's called being
Except for those times when everything just happens to meet up exactly right. It cannot be forecast. It is very rare. A rogue wave forms, combining
huge amounts of mass and force.
This is a very, very simplification of a really complex process. I suggest looking up online an article all about wave physics and rogue waves in
Discover Magazine. Their archives are available; the article I read (oh so long ago...I think I got the basics correct, though) is from many years
Heck, I even found the article for you:
I was interested in this for work. I had to take several tubs of water to empty and had to cross a tiled (with grout) floor. Each step and bump made
waves bigger (parallel, constructive), until a sudden stop....the tubs would almost empty in a single slosh. I read this article and started putting
the tubs at an angle (non-parallel, destructive) and the water would make a little splashing pattern and did not slosh ever. Physics at work,
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