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.
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