WONDER #1403: How Are Ocean Waves Created?

Question 1 of 3

The height of a wave is called its what?

  1. amplitude
  2. wavelength
  3. period
  4. fetch

Question 2 of 3

A measure of the size of the ocean’s surface area over which the wind is blowing is called what?

  1. amplitude
  2. wavelength
  3. fetch
  4. period

Question 3 of 3

Waves eventually tilt forward, curl, and break upon the shore because the depth of water does what?

  1. increases
  2. stays the same
  3. decreases
  4. multiplies

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