Today I invited my friend over to my beach house and we are going to hang out together for the rest of the day. (Currently 3:00pm)
The thermal energy from the sun's radiation is given to us because of a temperature difference between the two objects which is what heat is. In this case the two "objects" would be the radiation and us humans
Yeah, it is really hot here at the beach today
Yeah, that is sort of what the water does around here. It is called Convection when thermal energy or in other words heat is transferred by the motion of the liquid.
It was much hotter next to the water during the day, but now it's so much colder and it has only been 4 hours and it is now 7:00pm
Also, relating to convection, there is also something called a Convection Current. A Convection Current is the circulation of a fluid as it alternately heats up and cools down.
The height of any type of wave is called Amplitude. The amplitude is the distance from the resting position which is half of the vertical distance from a trough to crest.
What is the size of the wave called?
Wow, the tide sure has seemed to rise over the past few hours. The waves are also very high right now too.
The size of a surface wave is called the Magnitude
Okay, is there a name for the length if a wave?
Yeah actually, it is called Wavelength which is the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave.