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Waves begin to "feel bottom" when the depth of water is ________. equal to one-half the wavelength equal to the wavelength twice as great as the wavelength three times as great as the wavelength

Kristi Hammond

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Craig Stewart on May 26, 2018

The waves begin to "feel bottom" when water depth is equal to half of the wavelength. As the wave approach a little way from the shore, their path is altered. This distortion caused the waves to become slow. As the wave becomes higher, the length of the wave decreases.

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