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Brief Communication: Is there a wind connection to freaque wave occurrences?
P. C. Liu1, R. Bouchard2, W. E. Rogers3, A. V. Babanin4, and D. W. Wang3 1NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2NOAA National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
3Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
4Center for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
Abstract. There was a recent freaque wave encounter near Scituate, Massachusetts by a local transport ferry en route from Provincetown to Boston. The encounter resulted in minimal damages, fortunately, and provided us a chance to examine a possible connection between the freaque wave occurrence and the ambient wind field, since the place of encounter was in the vicinity of a NOAA NDBC buoy where wind and wave data were recorded. Here we present a brief analysis. In particular, we found it is plausible that the freaque wave was the result of a wind speed reduction in the wind field that preceded its occurrence.

Citation: Liu, P. C., Bouchard, R., Rogers, W. E., Babanin, A. V., and Wang, D. W.: Brief Communication: Is there a wind connection to freaque wave occurrences?, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 3, 319-335, doi:10.5194/nhessd-3-319-2015, 2015.
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There was a recent freaque wave encounter near Scituate, Massachusetts by a local transport ferry en route from Provincetown to Boston. The encounter resulted in minimal damages, fortunately, and provided us a chance to examine a possible connection between the freaque wave occurrence and the ambient wind field, since the place of encounter was in the vicinity of a NOAA NDBC buoy where wind and wave data were recorded. in this paper we present a brief analysis.
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