Extreme waves set to be bigger and more frequent
As the planet warms University of Melbourne researchers warn extreme wave events appear set to be bigger and happen more often, threatening increased flooding.
The ‘freak wave’ myth
New University of Melbourne research finds 'freak waves’ don’t really exist and Australia’s experienced rock fishers best understand the dangers of the ocean.
Ocean waves and winds are getting higher and stronger
Using satellite measurements, University of Melbourne researchers show that ocean waves and the winds that generate them have increased over the last 30 years.
What pancake ice tells us about the climate
At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.
Exploring the birthplace of monster waves
A University of Melbourne researcher joined an Antarctic expedition to explore what rogue waves can tell us about the impact of global climate change.