To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor.
An oceanic water wave with a wavelength on the order of 30 m or more and a wave height of approximately 2 m or less that may travel great distances from its source.
This is a wave motion in the ocean caused by a disturbance which may be at some distance away; the swell may persist after the originating cause of the wave motion has ceased or passed away.
WAVES that have traveled a long distance from their GENERATING AREA and have been sorted out by travel into LONG WAVES of the same approximate period. | Glossary home X Y Z
Large smooth waves that do not crest. Swells are formed by wind action over a long distance.
Remotely wind-generated waves. Swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has longer crests than locally generated waves - see also wind sea.
increasing movement of waves in the sea
Ocean waves which have travelled out of their fetch. Swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has flatter crests than waves within their fetch.
The fluctuating motion of the sea either during or after a storm.
Casued by waves formed by past wind, or wind at a distance.
ocean waves that have moved away from their generating area, relatively long in length and period and regular in character
ongoing series of wind-created undulating waves on the ocean surface; the difference in surface height between the lowest and the highest point of the wave as it travels beneath an object.
the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
Long period waves that tend to widen the dry beach, usually in simmer months or during fair weather.
Succession of long and unbroken waves that are not due to meteorological conditions in the vicinity. Generally due to wind at a distance from the position.
Wind waves that have traveled out of a storm generating area. Swell has longer periods and a smoother appearance than wind waves in the storm area.
waves that have traveled out of the area in which they were generated.
rises in the ocean surface that are formed by wind action, and can travel large distances
Wind generated waves that have traveled out of the generation area, of regular and longer duration than wind waves.
Solid, real waves (as apposed to rubbish wind chop). Swells are often created by storms thousands of miles/kilometers away from the beach where they are surfed.
Smooth, regularly spaced waves that have propagated long distances from their initial generation region;
Wind waves which have traveled beyond the wave generation region.
Wind-generated waves that have traveled out of their source region, usually over a considerable distance. Swell waves exhibit a more regular and longer period with flatter crests than choppy, locally generated wind waves.
Formation and movement of wind generated waves before they break
Wind waves that have moved out of their fetch or wind generation area. Waves generated by swell exhibit a regular and longer period than wind waves.
Waves! Swell, or Groundswell refers to solid, real waves (as apposed to rubbish wind chop)
A wave, or succession of waves (originally generated by winds), that have left their area of generation and have moved into areas of weaker wind.
A wave that's just great.
Surface gravity waves on the ocean that are not growing or being sustained any longer by the wind. Generated by the wind some distance away and now propagating freely across the ocean away from their area of generation, these waves can propagate in directions that differ from the direction of the wind, in contrast to a wind sea. See generating area.
Ocean waves that have traveled out of their generating area. Swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has flatter wave crests than waves within their fetch.