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Аномально большие волны вблизи южного побережья о.Сахалин

Зайцев А. И., Малашенко А. Е., Пелиновский Е. Н.

Results of the analysis of long time series of sea level for June - September, 2009 near the Aniva cape (Sakhalin), recorded by pressure bottom station placed on depth of 12 m are given. There are 394 abnormal big waves, waves satisfying to freak wave amplitude criterion (the wave height exceeds the significant height more then twice) recorded. The amplification during six events exceeds 2.5 times. The cumulative frequency of the abnormal wave appearance is described by the Poisson distribution as follows from the theory of extreme statistics. Freak waves occurred on the average twice a day which is in good comparison with the Raleigh prediction for narrow-band Gaussian wave field.