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post #2 of Old 07-23-2007
nolatom
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Check out this link, zero in on the "wave steepness" and "wave speed" paragraphs. Doesn't look like seconds and length are interchangeable.

http://darter.ocps.net/classroom/klenk/ms/Fwave.htm

One of the many variables is current. wind opposing current will steepen the waves a lot. Ask anyone who's crossed the Gulf stream when current and strong wind were opposite.
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