Swell. Wing-generated waves that have traveled out of their generating area.
Swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and long period, and has
flatter crests than waves within their fetch.
Tidal Prism. The total amount of water that flows into a harbor or estuary or
out again with movement of the tide, excluding any freshwater flow.
The difference in height between consecutive high and low
Tide. The periodic rising and falling of the water that results from
gravitational attraction of the moon and sun and other astronomical bodies
acting upon the rotating earth.
Wale. A horizontal component of a fender system generally placed between the
vertical fenders and the pier structure and used for horizontal distribution
of forces from a vessel.
Waterline. A juncture of land and sea. This line migrates, changing with the
tide or other fluctuation in the water level.
A ridge, deformation, or undulation of the surface of a liquid.
Wave Height. The vertical distance between a crest and the preceding trough
(see also significant wave height).
Wharf. A dock, oriented approximately parallel to shore and used for berthing
or mooring vessels.
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