New prediction tool gives warning of incoming rogue waves

Published on Feb 25, 2016

A new prediction tool developed by MIT engineers may give sailors a 2-3 minute warning of an incoming rogue wave, providing them with enough time to shut down essential operations on a ship or offshore platform. (Learn more:

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Rogue wave simulation tool courtesy of Themis Sapsis/MIT Mechanical Engineering
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