Why are some waves bigger than others?



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    Most waves are wind generated. The size a wave depends on how long the wind blows, the strength of the wind, and the the distance over which the wind blows (called the fetch). “The water in a wave moves in a circular orbital pattern downward to a depth of one-half the wavelength.” So, larger waves are a product of stronger wind patterns, and vice versa.

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