Deep Water Waves: Definition & Speed Calculation


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

A wave has a wavelength of 74 meters. For which of the following ocean depths is this wave considered a deep water wave?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access


Which of the following do you need to know in order to calculate the wave speed for a particular deep water wave?

I. Wavelength

II. Period of the wave

III. Wave height

2. A deep water wave has a wavelength of 210 meters. Calculate its wave speed.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of deep water waves with this quiz and worksheet duo. The quiz will test your knowledge through various questions about water depth and wave speed calculation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What is considered a deep water wave
  • What is needed to calculate deep water wave speed
  • How to calculate deep water wave speed
  • How wavelength and wave speed are related

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve deep water wave speed practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related deep water wave lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how wavelength and wave speed are related

Additional Learning

To learn more about deep water waves, review the accompanying lesson called Deep Water Waves: Definition & Speed Calculation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define deep water wave
  • Recall the formula to calculate the speed of a deep water wave
  • Calculate deep water wave speed based upon examples