"If its on the internet
it must be true.
Actually a posting
on the BBC claims some doctors in the UK have found about 90% of the medical
articles on the Wikipedia to be in substantial rror, often because they are using outdated information.
But then again "garbage in garbage out" you have to know the credibility of the sources you are looking at, and there are
many credible sources for many topics.
Drilling down through NASA's web sites to find their ocean sensing information firsthand might be a chore.
"Perhaps one of the practical and economic reasons government
agencies are vague about counting the frequency of rogue waves is because like lightning
strikes....... Nothing you can do about it."
Pelagic, there IS something to be done about it, but you hit the magic word "economic". To get data either you need $atellite remote
$en$ng program$, which ain't cheap
, or you need to deploy lots of deep ocean buoy$, not cheap
But the data did show where rogues can be expected most frequently, and that's valuable because you can often route shipping
around those areas. Avoid the rough spots, avoid the damage from them.
IIRC there's an area off the Ivory Coast where toxic volcanic gasses from seafloor eruptions are an issue...or rogue waves...or similar "can't do anything" applies. Just knowing "Here Be Dragons" can
be enough to avoid them though.