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post #2 of Old 07-23-2007
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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.

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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