Question

Suppose an ocean wave under fairly calm conditions has a height of 1/3 meter and carries a power of 500 watts for every meter along the length of the swell. These are typical values for a calm day at sea. How much more energy would be carried by the waves that are 3 meters high (10 feet!) in a stormy sea?

81 times more energy |
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the same energy |
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730 times more energy |
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9 times more energy |

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