Waves

By Grace Schick

Wave Facts

  • Many things can create a waves like earthquakes, underwater landslides, changes in atmospheric pressure, underwater volcanic eruptions, the movement of ships, or even fish jumping.
  • Waves can come in many different forms like a surface, electromagnetic, longitudinal, and transverse waves.
  • Just about all waves that are observed at sea are progressive waves or waves generated by energy. These waves are usually longitudinal or transverse, depending on the pattern that the particles are moving.
  • During storms, a combination of low air pressure and onshore winds can create some or many storm surges, causing the water level to rise many meters above the regular water level
  • Scientists don't really understand internal waves, but they thought that they form at density interfaces beneath the ocean surface.
  • People also use waves for surfing, body boarding, energy, and for other fun activities.
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