Waves

 

What Is Wave Refraction?

Waves are influenced by wind, tides, and swell, and while the ocean floor also plays a role, it’s minor at best. Simply put, in deep water, the sea floor is unable to influence the formation of waves on the surface. But this changes in shallow water, at which point the structure of the floor (known …

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What Are Square Waves?

If you search for “square waves” on Google, you will be met with some pictures of a very strange chessboard wave pattern and videos with clickbait titles like, “If you see these waves: GET OUT OF THE WATER”. So, what’s going on here, how are these oddly-shaped waves formed, are they really dangerous and if …

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What are Slab Waves?

Slab waves have been called the “world’s heaviest waves”, as well as a “new frontier” in surfing. They’re short, heavy, immense, and unforgiving, and they’re definitely not for the faint of heart. But what are slab waves, what’s the right way to surf them, and where can you find them? What are Slab Waves? Waves …

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What Is A Rogue Wave?

Also known as “extreme waves” or “freak waves”, rogue waves are large waves that pose serious risks to ships and oil platforms. It has been estimated that around ten 80ft+ rogue waves exist at any given moment, and although that sounds like a lot, we’re talking about all of the world’s oceans, which span 140 …

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Amazing Facts About Ocean Waves

According to the NOAA, the ocean is responsible for between 50% and 80% of the world’s oxygen supply, the majority of which comes from plankton. It covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface while ocean currents and waves help with everything from energy production to marine migration. It’s a pretty impressive beast, and if you’re ready to learn more, …

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The Best Quotes About Waves

Nothing inspires quite like a good quote. It could be the motivation you need to go for your morning jog, hit the gym, start working, or even get out of bed. Sometimes we need a push in the right direction. With that said, let’s look at some inspiring quotes about waves and the ocean, motivating you to grab …

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