Why do ocean waves change shape as they get bigger?

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  • As the gravity waves build up, their wavelength tends to lengthen and speed increase until it matches the speed of the wind, at which point they can no longer extract energy from the wind. The trochoid form that is attributed to ocean waves changes shape as the amplitude increases for a given wavelength.

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