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Subject: How long can a ship wake be?

Date: Fri Jul 27 14:12:32 2007
Posted by Rebecca
Grade level: undergrad School: Rochester Institute of Technology
City: Rochester State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1185570752.Ph

I had someone ask me what the longest length a ship's wake can be. It doesn't 
seem to me that there could be an absolute limit to its length. Rather, wake 
length would be determined by factors such as how fast the ship is moving. 
What is your take on this? Is there a maximum wake length?

Re: How long can a ship wake be?

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