Dispersion diagram

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dispersion diagram

A graphic representation of the relationship of frequency to wavelength for wave motion.

The diagram is useful in determining the speed of wave motions and their dispersion characteristics. In ocean wave forecasting, it is a graph of the expression
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showing time t in hours as a function of wave frequency f per second for various values of distance R in nautical miles.
See dispersion relationship, wave dispersion.

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