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Unformatted text preview: - Light waves on top, dense below- Waves occur between two layers of different densities- Caused by disruptions/ disturbances- Propagates with wobbling by gravity Tsunamis:- Force comes from beneath water, ex. Fault Lines- The whole water column moves and causes MASSIVE amounts of water to be pushed- Also overlaps primary waves, creating a TSUNAMI! Tides: Forcing-Moon pulls on Earth to create waves/ tides Spring and Neap Tides Importance of Geometry: Resonance- Ex. Bay of Fundy is perfect shape for waves to resonate and create massive waves Local Examples: 4m Spring Tides- Wallapa Bay- Skagit Bay Semi Diurnal Tides and Diurnal Tides- Semi Diurnal = Twice a Day Tide- Diurnal = Once a Day- Mixed = Mixed…8...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course OCEAN 250 taught by Professor Dr.clairehorner-devine during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '08