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What you see when watching waves - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

July 25, 2014

What you see when watching waves

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Wind, water and waves are pertinent subjects for coastal people. I’ve discussed wind and water in previous columns. My subject today is waves, specifically waves in water.

Waves move energy through water. We like to think waves push water forward. However, in true waves, the water just moves in a circle under the surface, as the wave passes. One can feel this circular motion when standing in nonbreaking waves.

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