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Fortunate
2005-Sep-09, 02:31 AM
I have read about huge freak waves in the ocean. Can they possibly belong to the tail of a Poisson or other common distribution that we learn about in our statistics courses? What is the distribution of ocean wave heights?

publiusr
2005-Sep-09, 06:25 PM
You can do a search on Freak Waves/ Storm waves on Dogpile. I am thinking you see a lot of these off Cape Horn and the Cape Of Good Hope.

Probos
2005-Sep-09, 08:01 PM
better look for "rogue waves". (even better "ESA Rogue waves")