Chapter 17, Problem 1PA

### Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Section

### Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

# A wind wave with a wavelength of 75 meters and a height of 0.8 meters takes 7 seconds to travel past a given point. What is the wave’s steepness and what is its period?

To determine

The steepness and period of a wave when a wind wave with a wavelength of 75 meters and a height

of 0.8 meters takes 7 seconds to travel past a given point.

Explanation

Given info:

WavelengthÂ =Â 75Â metersWaveheightÂ =Â 0.8Â metersTimeâ€‰=Â 7â€‰secondsâ€‰

The equation used to calculate the steepness of a wave is as follows:

Waveâ€‰steepnessâ€‰=â€‰Waveâ€‰height

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