Ocean waves are the transmission of energy through the water.
Ocean waves are primarily powered by wind.
The ocean waves are affected by wind speed, wind duration, and fetch.
Fetch is the distance of water across which the wind blows.
They are also affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides that happen under water.external image moz-screenshot-1.png
Waves that are caused by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides are usually very large waves or tsunamis.
external image waves_1.jpgThis is an example of a wave that looks like it is being powered by wind.

external image wave-ocean-blue-sea-water-white-foam-photo.jpg This is another large ocean wave.



Green, Ryan. "Oceanography Lecture 1." Science Class. The city of South Portland. South Portland High School, South Portland. 7 Apr. 2010. Lecture.