View Full Version : Odd wave formation, Bahamas discussion

08-13-2005, 01:47 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile3498/Odd-wave-formation,-Bahamas.htm>Odd wave formation, Bahamas</a></b><br><br>I found this wave formation and don't know what it is -- any ideas? Earthquake artifact?<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/489146wave_150.jpg>

08-13-2005, 01:47 AM
Its a pretty typical wave pattern wraping around a couple of shoals.

08-13-2005, 01:49 AM
this was posted to th forums actually a few days ago.

04-18-2006, 05:07 AM
I don't think an earthquake is a likely cause, as the waves have interference and overlap. A tsunami, the real wave caused by earthquakes, wouldn't be such a small point, but rather a broader line. Likewise, an impact should make more concentric circles than this.

Likely, the weirdness is the result of wave reflection--waves hitting then bouncing back, as if on the edge of a swimming pool--from some topographic high point. Very interesting pattern!

Steve the oceanographer

04-18-2006, 12:22 PM
^^^that sounds like the most likely cause