Q.

Waves approaching the shore is known as –

A. Swash
B. Tsunami
C. Currents
D. Tide
Answer» B. Tsunami
Explanation: Tsunamis have a small amplitude (wave height) offshore, and a very long wavelength (often hundreds of kilometers long, whereas normal ocean waves have a wavelength of only 30 or 40 metres), which is why they generally pass unnoticed at sea, forming only a slight swell usually about 300 millimetres above the normal sea surface. They grow in height when they reach shallower water or the coast.
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