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# Waves I - MARS 1010 Waves Review/Objectives Dr Yager(Read...

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MARS 1010 - Waves Review/Objectives Dr. Yager (Read Chapter 10 in Sverdrup and Armbrust) 1. Waves transmit mostly energy and very little mass. Explain what we mean by this statement. Give examples of different types of waves in your explanation. A wave has both potential and kinetic energy. Potential due to change in elevation of the water surface Kinetic due to the motion of water particles in their orbits. Forced wave- a wave that increases in speed as energy continues to be added. Free waves disperse according to their speed: Longer, faster waves move ahead of the storm=swell 2. Sketch a wave and label the following: A. crest B. trough C. wave height D. wavelength 3. Be able to define: E. wave period F. wave frequency G. fetch H. swell I. dispersion 4. Discuss the pattern of movement observed in water particles beneath an ocean wave. Below the surface of the wave, there is an orbital rotation This is what causes you to bob in the ocean when a wave goes by you. 5. What causes whitecaps? Why do waves break on the shore?

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## This homework help was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course MARS 1010L taught by Professor Jager during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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