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How Are Ocean Breakers Formed?

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Ocean breakers are formed when winds move over ocean water. These winds can cause the water to rise up abruptly toward the shore and begin forming waves known as seas. A sea can be made of many different sized waves that moves in many directions. When the winds are accompanied with storms, they may begin to increase in intensity and steepness. When they reach a steepness level of H = 1/7 L, the waves are then known as ocean breakers. Ocean breakers are also known as white caps.
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