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Why would the water wave speed change when we pass a wave from deep water shallow region?
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Why would the water wave speed change when we pass a wave from deep water shallow region?
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MashyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you talking about transverse water waves that is INSIDE water?
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MashyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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!
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
not sure if im reading it right, but I think there is some conservation property working at it.
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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