UWEC GEOL 102 - Waves (2 pages)

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Geol 102 - Oceanography
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GEOL 102 1st Edition Lecture 28 Outline of Last Lecture I Hurricanes Hurricane Katrina Outline of Current Lecture I Waves Current Lecture I Waves a Surface tension i How much a material likes the stick to itself ii Water has a high surface tension b Wave gets bigger and collects more energy as wave gets bigger can collect more energy gets bigger and bigger c Wave height i Vertical elevation crest to through d Wave length i Distance from 1 wave crest to the adjacent wave crest e Wave period i Amount of time it takes wave to travel one wave length ii Wave period is measured in seconds f Highest wave observed was 115 feet g Variable effecting common wave height i Strong wind velocity ii Fetch distance how large the body of water iii Storm duration h Deep water wave i D L 2 These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute

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