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How do ocean swells form?
Question Date: 2007-03-26
Answer 1:

It is the wind that forms the ocean swells. Wind is the source of all of our waves; the wind not only produces currents, it creates waves. The energy transferred from the wind to the water organizes itself into swells that travel thousands of miles across the oceans. Science has discovered that everything is composed of energy and that energy is organized as different frequencies of wave length. We can visually these frequencies in the lines of swells in the ocean. The energy "moves through" the water and we see the characteristic crests and troughs of the sine wave as the water is displaced.

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