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What is the reason for formation of sea waves?

Asked by Sheela Saxena, 22 Aug '08 11:22 pm
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The surface of the ocean is never stagnant or at rest. Influence of winds disturbs the surface causing the waters to move, forming waves. The waves move in the direction of the wind
Answered by arunraj vs, 22 Aug '08 11:23 pm

 
  
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Wind, gravitational pull of other heavenly bodies.
Answered by Subba, 23 Aug '08 03:09 am

 
  
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Scientific reasons are commonly known...
but philosophically one can say its breathing of Ocean.............
Answered by AMEER JAWAN, 22 Aug '08 11:25 pm

 
  
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No fun to answer, as it is decided to post nad answer questions by self by different ids.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 22 Aug '08 11:24 pm

 
  
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Wind
Answered by balasubramanian, 22 Aug '08 11:23 pm

 
  
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The same reason that makes the waves in a lake.
Answered by mohinder singh, 22 Aug '08 11:25 pm

 
  
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An oscillatory flow over a cohesionless bottom can produce regular three-dimensional bedforms known as brick-pattern ripples characterized by crests perpendicular to the direction of fluid oscillations joined by equally spaced bridges shifted by half a wavelength between adjacent sequences (a photo of brick-pattern ripples is shown in Sleath 1984, p. 141). In the present paper brick-pattern ripple formation is explained on the basis of a weakly nonlinear stability analysis of a flat cohesionless bottom subject to an oscillatory flow in which three-dimensional perturbations are considered. It is shown that brick-pattern ripples are generated by the simultaneous growth of two-dimensional and three-dimensional perturbations which interact with each other, according to a mechanism similar to that described by Craik (1971) in a different context, forming a resonant triad. A comparison between the present theoretical finding and experimental data by Sleath & Ellis (1978), concerning the ...more
Answered by Latha, 22 Aug '08 11:25 pm

 
  
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Ocean current?
Answered by karthika, 22 Aug '08 11:24 pm

 
  
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