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 one year ago
Why would the water wave speed change when we pass a wave from deep water shallow region?
 one year ago
Why would the water wave speed change when we pass a wave from deep water shallow region?

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Mashy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you talking about transverse water waves that is INSIDE water?

Mashy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I really have a hard time understanding how transverse waves are formed INSIDE water in the first place.. :D.. But maybe due to pressure variation.. the speed may change!

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not sure if im reading it right, but I think there is some conservation property working at it.

whpalmer4
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Deep water waves propagate at a speed related to the wavelength, but shallow water waves propagate at a speed that is the square root of the product of the water depth and the acceleration due to gravity. Shallow and deep are defined in terms of a half or quarter of the wavelength, as I recall, which means something with a long wavelength, like a tsunami wave, can move very fast because most of the ocean will be "shallow".
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