W A V E S

  

•  Wave definition, types of waves, orbital waves

•  Why study waves?

•  Wave parts, anatomy of a wave

•  R=D/T or C=L/T, Celerity

•  Wind generated waves, H= WfD

•  Wave types: Sea, Swell and Surf

•  Water motion in waves

•  Wave base, L/2

•  Deep water waves, intermediate and shallow          water waves

•  DWW is a wave in water >L/2, SWW is a wave in water < or = to L/2

•  Waves as they approach the shore: refraction, diffraction and reflection

•  Canyon divergence and headland convergence

•  Sea caves, arches and sea stacks

•  Wave generated currents: longshore and rip

•  Standing waves: nodes and antinodes, seiches

•  Catostrophic waves: storm surges and tsunamis

•  Mega tsunamis: know H, L and P of a typical seismic sea wave!

•  Internal waves