waves and wave formation

Differences from wave to wave are nearly infinite, but the basic principles of wave formation and travel are constant: storm winds blow across the ocean surface and create a transfer of energy into the water; the energy is parceled, stored, organized, and rhythmically broadcast into surrounding oceans and seas until reaching shallow water (usually a coastline, often thousands of miles distant from the storm source) and releasing the energy as breaking waves. Waves are captivating not just to ...