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Oceanic Waves & Tides - Chapter Summary
Strengthening your knowledge of oceanic waves and tides is simple with help from this self-paced chapter. By reviewing fun and engaging lessons, you can build a quality understanding of deep water waves, tides and much more. Each lesson is paired with a multiple-choice quiz you can take at your convenience to test your comprehension of key concepts. Any questions that arise while exploring the lessons can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Around-the-clock mobile access makes it easy to study whenever and wherever most convenient. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define and discuss speed calculation as it relates to deep water waves
- Share the meaning of shallow water waves
- List types and features of waves and explain how they affect erosion
- Discuss the causes and effects of tides
- Detail how the moon, sun and gravity influence tides
1. Deep Water Waves: Definition & Speed Calculation
In this lesson, you will see how the wavelength of a particular wave impacts the wave's speed in deep waters. You will also learn why this calculation only works for deep water waves.
2. Shallow Water Waves: Definition & Speed Calculation
In this lesson, we'll go over a simple formula that lets you easily calculate the wave speed for waves that occur in shallow water. What's shallow water? Read on to find out.
3. Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion
There are different types of ocean waves, including wind waves, tsunamis and tidal waves. Learn the features of waves and how their erosive effect creates the unique features found on the shoreline.
4. What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects
Tides rise and fall under the influence of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Learn about different tides, why they are predictable and their effects on coastal regions of the world.
5. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides
This lesson will define tides, the tidal force, neap tide, and spring tide. It will also talk about how the sun, moon, and Earth interact to produce tidal bulges.
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