Science / Weather / Wave: In general, any pattern with some roughly identifiable periodicity in time and/or space. It is also considered as a disturbance that moves through or over the surface of the medium with speed dependent on the properties of the medium. In meteorology, this applies to atmospheric waves, such as long waves and short waves. In oceanography, this applies to waves generated by mechanical means, such as currents, turbidity, and the wind.
Wave Adjective Synonyms: swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse, ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber
Science / Tides and Currents / Forced Wave: A wave generated and maintained by a continuous force. MORE
Science / Geology / Seismic Surface Wave: A seismic wave that follows the earth's surface only, with a speed less than that of S-waves. There are Raleigh waves (forward and vertical vibrations) and Love waves (transverse vibrations). MORE