Are tides considered deep-water waves anywhere in the ocean? Why or why not?
- busterwasmycatLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I do not think so, but it depends on what the definition of deep water waves would be.
The tides are effectively a giant wave with a period of approximately 12 hours and a wavelength of half the circumference of the earth (local circumference; perpendicular to axis of rotation).
I don't think that deep water waves are normally defined as having that magnitude.