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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rogue Waves

"The storm was nothing special. Its waves rocked the Norwegian Dawn just enough so that bartenders on the cruise ship turned to the usual palliative — free drinks.
Then, off the coast of Georgia, early on Saturday, April 16, 2005, a giant, seven-story wave appeared out of nowhere. It crashed into the bow, sent deck chairs flying, smashed windows, raced as high as the 10th deck, flooded 62 cabins, injured 4 passengers and sowed widespread fear and panic."
From
"Rogue Giants at Sea", by W.J. Broad
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/science/11wave.html?8dpc