By Sam Young
Wind Q & A
Wind causes waves on surface of ocean, wind transfers it's energy to water through friction between air molecules and water molecules.
What causes water movement?
Mostly wind, sometimes under water earthquakes, rock slides, etc.
What can alter waves?
Wind speed, distance of open water, time the wind blows, depth of water
How do waves affect us?
Boosts most peoples happiness, moves around marine life and causes and change in atmosphere. Some waves are so big (tsunamis) that they cause death.
Big Wave Surfing
Wave Length: Distance between neighboring peeks of waves
Speed: How fast a wave is moving
Crest: Top part of wave
Troughs: Bottom part of wave
This picture shows the Wave Length, Amplitude, Through, and the Crest (ridge) of an ocean wave.
This is a picture of a cresting wave.
These types of waves occur when a massive earth quake occurs underwater.