Waves - Introduction to Oceanography - Lecture Slides, Slides for Oceanography. Gujarat University

Oceanography

Description: These are the lecture slides of Oceanography. Key important points are: Waves, Wind Blowing, Turbidity Currents, Coastal Landslides, Waves Move Energy, Movement of Particles, Seagull Resting, Ocean Surface, Orbital Waves, Components of a Wave
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Waves
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Waves
When undisturbed by wind (or some other
factor such as an earthquake), the sea surface
is naturally smooth!
Waves are moving energy and begin as a
disturbance
Wind blowing across the surface of the
ocean generates most waves
Tides, turbidity currents, coastal landslides,
calving icebergs, and sea floor movement
can also cause waves
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Waves
In an ocean wave, energy is moving at the
speed of the wave, but water is not!
Waves move energy, with very little
movement of particles (including water
particles!)
The water associated’ with a wave does not
move continuously across the sea surface!
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