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

Lecture edit

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



Wave Motion edit

Assignments edit


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


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

Study guide:

  1. Wikipedia article: Wave