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Guincho Beach (in Cascais, Portugal) with sand, rocks and waves. In the background can be seen the Atlantic Ocean and two windsurfers (to the left)
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 14mm, ISO 200, f/11 and 1/400 sec
Sea foam from breaking waves at rocky coastline at Golten, Sund, Norway.
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 14mm, f/11, 1/200sec and ISO 200.
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In fluid dynamics, wind waves or, more precisely, wind-generated waves are surface waves that occur on the free surface of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and canals or even on small puddles and ponds. They usually result from the wind blowing over a vast enough stretch of fluid surface. Waves in the oceans can travel thousands of miles before reaching land. Wind waves range in size from small ripples to huge waves over 30 meters high. When directly being generated and affected by the local winds, a wind wave system is called a wind sea. After the wind ceases to blow, wind waves are called swell. Or, more generally, a swell consists of wind generated waves that are not—or are hardly—affected by the local wind at that time. They have been generated elsewhere, or some time ago. Wind waves in the ocean are called ocean surface waves.
Wind waves have a certain amount of randomness: subsequent waves differ in height, duration and shape, with a limited predictability. They can be described as a stochastic process, in combination with the physics governing their generation, growth, propagation and decay—as well as governing the interdependence between flow quantities such as: the water surface movements, flow velocities and water pressure. The key statistics of wind waves (both seas and swells) in evolving sea states can be predicted with wind wave models. (Wikipedia)