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lmh

  • 3 years ago

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

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  1. Mashy
    • 3 years ago
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    Are you talking about transverse water waves that is INSIDE water?

  2. lmh
    • 3 years ago
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    yes

  3. Mashy
    • 3 years ago
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    I 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!

  4. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    not sure if im reading it right, but I think there is some conservation property working at it.

  5. whpalmer4
    • 3 years ago
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    Deep 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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