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Question Set: Sea States

Question Set: Sea States

  1. What factors determine the size of waves?
     
  2. Suggest a reason why the length of the fetch is important in wave size.
     
  3. What role do ripples play in wave formation?
     
  4. If a marine forecast predicts that winds will rise from calm (no winds) to 25 knots overnight, what kinds of changes can be expected in offshore waves?
    1. Estimate how long (duration) the winds must blow and over what distance (fetch) to produce fully developed seas. Refer to Table 4.7.
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