Ocean wave mechanics

Part of the Ocean engineering course offered by the Wikiversity Department of Marine Engineering, School of Engineering and the Engineering and Technology Portal

LectureEdit

 
Output from a shallow water equation model of water in a bathtub. The water experiences five splashes which generate surface gravity waves that propagate away from the splash locations and reflect off of the bathtub walls.

From Ocean surface wave

commons:Wave

commons:Category:Waves

Wave MotionEdit

AssignmentsEdit

Activities:

  1. Compare the characteristic wave heights of waves in a local pond or swimming pool, and ocean waves.
  2. ...

Readings:

  1. Peruse the appropriate sections of b:Introduction to Oceanography
  2. Read this new article about ocean currents

Study guide:

  1. Wikipedia article: Wave