What are Ocean Waves?

Ocean Waves are the alternate rise and fall of the sea surface or seawater. 

Structure of Ocean Waves

The following is the structure of an Ocean Wave:

  • A wave has a curve-like structure. The top part of the wave is known as the crest.
  • The lower part of the wave between two crest points is known as the trough.
  • The distance between two consecutive crests and two consecutive troughs is known as the wavelength.
  • Wave period is the time taken by two consecutive crests to pass any fixed point.
  • The vertical distance between a trough and a crest is called the wave height.

Also, Read Movements of Ocean Waters

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