TITLE

WIND AND WAVES

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It explains the relation between the wind and the waves. It explains that waves are created by the winds that blow over the sea. Therefore, the stronger the wind, the greater the wave. It states that waves are especially dangerous on exposed coasts, however, they are not as hazardous when out at the sea. It discusses the waves' length and height, breaking waves, plunging breakers, wave refraction, the waves' destructive power, rogue waves and the different types of waves such as ripples, chop and swell.
ACCESSION #
43662802

 

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