Are tides considered deep-water waves anywhere in the ocean? Why or why not?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

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