Well, the sea state is quite calm which would mean that the ship is making the wind over the deck and the approach would be quite smooth.
I can actually tell you alot about this approach and the deviations. The lights you see from this approach are only from the last 5-6 seconds of the approach. An F-18C's anti-collision light blinks about once a second. At the beginning of the lights you can see the pilot made a slight right turn to probably account for line-up with the ship. Where the lights meet the horizon there is a settle in the glideslope, probably where the aircraft went through the ships burble. Once in the settle, the pilot didn't give it quite enough power to catch it and went a little slow to a full slow once over the the back end of the ship. Since he was probably a little high at the start of the picture, right on in the center, and he flew through down the glideslope at the ramp. He probably caught a 2 wire.
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)SLOAR in LSO terms. In English, A little high start to in the middle. Settle in close. A little low, full slow at the ramp.
Any LSO's out there feel free to comment...