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Coastal Wave Mechanics
This site features Flash animations and a QuickTime movie that illustrate how waves and water molecules behave along the shore and in deep water settings. Animations depict the orbital motion of water molecules and show cross sections of waves at varying depths. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational and noncommercial purposes is allowed as long as attribution is retained. To this end, the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license, the details of which can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-796
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Dr Mark Francek
Central Michigan University and Carleton College Science Education Resource Center