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Simplified schematic showing the parts of an ocean wave.  At the surface, there are crests and troughs.  Crests are separated by a wavelength.  The depth to which a wave's effects can be felt depends on the wavelength and wave height.

Simplified schematic showing the parts of an ocean wave. At the surface, there are crests and troughs. Crests are separated by a wavelength. The depth to which a wave’s effects can be felt depends on the wavelength and wave height.

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