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6.22: Wind Waves

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crest

Highest point of a wave.

storm surge

Water that is pushed onto a shoreline by a storm.

trough

Lowest point of a wave.

wave

Change in the shape of water caused by energy from wind.

wave height

Vertical extent of a wave.

wavelength

Horizontal distance between two waves; wavelength is measured from crest to crest or trough to trough.

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Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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Aug 29, 2016
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