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Statistics of extreme waves in random media

Item Type:Article
Title:Statistics of extreme waves in random media
Creators Name:Metzger, J.J. and Fleischmann, R. and Geisel, T.
Abstract: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.
Keywords:Extreme Events, High Waves, Mathematical Analysis, New Approaches, Physical Systems, Random Media, Statistics of Extremes
Source:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
Page Range:203903
Date:23 May 2014
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.203903

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