Why does wave travel slower in shallow water?

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Earl Fritsch asked a question: Why does wave travel slower in shallow water?
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Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 8:11 AM
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by the ocean bottom… Because deep-water waves do not interact with the ocean bottom as they travel, their speed is independent of the water depth. But as waves enter shallow water, interaction with the bottom alters the waves. Wave speed decreases, wavelength shortens and wave height increases.

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