Editorial – Introductory remarks on “Discussion & Debate: Rogue Waves – Towards a Unifying Concept?”
1 Optical Sciences Group, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
2 Department of Nonlinear Geophysical Processes, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Uljanov Street, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia
This short editorial contains the introductory remarks for the special issue “discussions and debates” on the subject of “rogue waves”. This issue is the first of its kind, in the sense that the authors have the chance to discuss the basic concepts of an emerging topic in science. Based on these discussions, an attempt to give a “definition” of a rogue wave is made.
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