Deterministic Modeling of ocean surface rogue waves is often done with highly complex spectral codes for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation and its higher order versions, the Zakharov equation or the full Euler equations in two-space and one-time dimensions. Wind/Wave Modeling is normally conducted with a kinetic equation derived from a deterministic equation: the nonlinear four wave interactions are normally computed with the Discrete Interaction Approximation (DIA) algorithm, the Webb-Resio-Tracy (WRT) algorithm or the full Boltzmann integral. I give an overview of these methods and show how a fully self-consistent approach can simultaneously yield all of these methods while computing a multidimensional Fourier series that contains rogue wave packets as “coherent structures” or “nonlinear Fourier components” in the theory. The methods also lead to hyperfast codes in which deterministic evolution is millions of times faster than traditional spectral codes on a large multicore computer. This method could lead the way to an ideal future in which there are single codes that can simultaneously compute the deterministic and probabilistic evolution of surface waves.

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