surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water
In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water (like oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, canals, puddles or ponds).
- Vieil océan. ... Si tes vagues sont quelque part en furie, plus loin, dans quelque autre zone, elles sont dans le calme le plus complet.
- Old ocean! ... If somewhere your waves are enraged, farther off in some other zone they are in the most complete calm.
- Comte de Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror (1972 ed.), p. 13.
- The breaking waves dashed high
On a stern and rock-bound coast,
And the woods against a stormy sky,
Their giant branches toss'd.
- Felicia Hemans, The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England (1826).
- Each wave, instead of the big, smooth glossy mountain it looks from shore or from a vessel's deck, was for all the world like any range of hills on dry land, full of peaks and smooth places and valleys.
- Stevenson, Robert Louis (1883). Treasure Island. Cassel & company. p. 194.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554-57.
- Ye waves
That o'er th' interminable ocean wreathe
Your crisped smiles.
- Æschylus, Prometheus Chained, line 95. "The multitudinous laughter of the sea." As translation. by De Quincey. "The many-twinkling smile of ocean," is used by Keble—Christian Year. 2nd Sunday After Trinity.'
- What are the wild waves saying,
Sister, the whole day long,
That ever amid our playing
I hear but their low, lone song?
- Joseph E. Carpenter, What are the Wild Waves Saying?
- Whilst breezy waves toss up their silvery spray.
- Thomas Hood, Ode to the Moon.
- Come o'er the moonlit sea,
The waves are brightly glowing.
- Charles Jefferys, The Moonlit Sea.
- Hitherto thou shalt come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
- Job, XXXVIII. 11.
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- "Anatomy of a Wave" Holben, Jay boatsafe.com captured 5/23/06
- NOAA National Weather Service
- ESA press release on swell tracking with ASAR onboard ENVISAT
- Introductory oceanography chapter 10 – Ocean Waves
- HyperPhysics – Ocean Waves