What conditions cause a wave to break?

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Valerie Daniel asked a question: What conditions cause a wave to break?
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Date created: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:40 PM
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Friction with the bottom causes the trough of the wave to disappear, the crest to slow its movement, and when the depth causes the wave height to become 1.3 times the water depth, the crest falls, forming a breaker. There are four basic types of breaking waves: spilling, plunging, collapsing, and surging.

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