Shallow Water Waves

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In shallow water waves, the water is shallow with respect to the wave, in the sense that the wavelength is (much) larger than the water depth, and the whole body of water, in every depth, is approximately equally affected by the wave. If the wave has sufficient lateral extent, the surfaces of equal wave phase (wavefronts) are vertical planes.


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