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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A [[nonlinear]] irrotational long-crested ocean [[wave]], neglecting [[surface tension]] effects.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It was first described by Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819&ndash;1903), who produced a series expansion  in powers of the [[wave amplitude]]. Its steepest form has a crest with a 120&deg; angle.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A [[nonlinear]] irrotational long-crested ocean [[wave]], neglecting [[surface tension]] effects.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It was first described by Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819&ndash;1903), who produced a series expansion  in powers of the [[wave amplitude]]. Its steepest form has a crest with a 120&#x000b0; angle.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:13, 20 February 2012



Stokes wave

A nonlinear irrotational long-crested ocean wave, neglecting surface tension effects.

It was first described by Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819–1903), who produced a series expansion in powers of the wave amplitude. Its steepest form has a crest with a 120° angle.