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  • Refraction of waves, West Santa Cruz Island harbour, California
    Rights: Paul Doherty Published 2 May 2011 Size: 30 KB Referencing Hub media

    Refraction of waves as they enter the shallower water of the West Santa Cruz Island harbour (California). Because they refract in shallower water, water waves (including tsunamis) tend to ‘track around’ complex coastlines.

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