Articles | Volume 26, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 26, 1327–1329, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-26-1327-2008
Ann. Geophys., 26, 1327–1329, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-26-1327-2008

  11 Jun 2008

11 Jun 2008

Monstrous ocean waves during typhoon Krosa

P. C. Liu1, H. S. Chen2, D.-J. Doong3, C. C. Kao4, and Y.-J. G. Hsu5 P. C. Liu et al.
  • 1NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 2NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Camp Spring, MD, USA
  • 3National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
  • 4National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 5Marine Meteorology Center, Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract. This paper presents a set of ocean wave time series data recorded from a discus buoy deployed near northeast Taiwan in western Pacific that was operating during the passage of Typhoon Krosa on 6 October 2007. The maximum trough-to-crest wave height was measured to be 32.3 m, which could be the largest Hmax ever recorded.