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          Institute: MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation     Collection: Nichtlineare Dynamik     Display Documents



ID: 697893.0, MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation / Nichtlineare Dynamik
Statistics of Extreme Waves in Random Media
Authors:Metzger, Jakob; Fleischmann, Ragnar; Geisel, Theo
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014-05-23
Title of Journal:Physical Review Letters
Volume:112
Sequence Number of Article:203903
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Waves traveling through random media exhibit random focusing that leads to extremely high wave intensities even in the absence of nonlinearities. Although such extreme events are present in a wide variety of physical systems and the statistics of the highest waves is important for their analysis and forecast, it remains poorly understood, in particular, in the regime where the waves are highest. We suggest a new approach that greatly simplifies the mathematical analysis and calculate the scaling and the distribution of the highest waves valid for a wide range of parameters.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Folkert Müller-Hoissen
Affiliations:MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation/Nichtlineare Dynamik
External Affiliations:Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Physics, University of Göttingen, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Identifiers:DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.203903
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