What causes swells in the ocean?



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    Ocean swells are caused by the weight of air.  Denser air causes more weight.  Areas of low pressure and areas of high pressure try to seek an equilibrium, thus causing wind.  This wind and movement of air causes under water vaccuums.  Three factors that play into the size of swells are the following: wind strength of storm, lifespan of storm, and the area covered by the wind. 

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