I'm a little confused as to why rogue waves are so unpredictable and large. Are they just the chance combinations of many waves or is there a physical and mathematical reasoning as to how they exist? If so, can they be predicted?

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    $\begingroup$ Loooong story of incertitude. $\endgroup$ Feb 24, 2018 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ There was an article in APSNews of January. aps.org/publications/apsnews/201801/history.cfm "In 2016, MIT scientists devised a new algorithmic prediction tool to spot clusters of waves in the ocean that could develop into a massive rogue wave, giving sailors a few minutes warning before the wave hits." $\endgroup$
    – user137289
    Mar 1, 2018 at 10:21


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