Wave Types and Movement

By: Aly Leiby-Wise

A few wave types

Kelvin Wave

They are high and wide waves, warmer than the surrounding water.

Swell Wave

Are made up of a number of waves of different lengths superimposed on each other. They are straight and long, powerful, and travel great distance.

Breaking Wave

Formed when the wave collapses on top of itself.




Circular wave movement

When wave energy passes through water, the water moves in a circular motion. Energy passes from left to right. But the water itself stays in the same general location.