- The CREST is the uppermost part of the wave.
- FETCH is the distance that the wind travels against a wave.
- FREQUENCY or wave period, is a measure of how many times something happens over a set period of time.
- The TROUGH is the lowest point of the wave.
- WAVELENGTH is the horizontal distance between one crest and the next crest (or trough to trough).
- WAVE HEIGHT is the vertical distance between a wave’s crest and trough.
- Crest -Hokua
- Fetch -Ukiki‘i
- Frequency -Alapine
- Trough -Honua o ka‘ale
- Wavelength -Kōā nalu
- Wave height -Ki‘eki‘ena ‘ale
Parts of a wave.
For more information see: Ocean in Motion
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