Asked by: Rukhsar Marriottasked in category: General Last Updated: 30th January, 2020
Which ocean has the longest fetch?
Also question is, what is a long fetch?
The fetch, also called the fetch length, is the length of water over which a given wind has blown. The longer the fetch and the faster the wind speed, the more wind energy is imparted to the water surface and the larger the resulting sea state will be.
Also, is the Pacific Ocean rougher than the Atlantic? The Pacific Ocean on the West Coast has a greater expanse than the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast. This means that the fetch (the distance over which the wind blows) is greater on the West Coast than on the East Coast.
Similarly, which ocean has the biggest waves?
North Atlantic Ocean
How do you measure fetch length?
It is calculated as the unobstructed length of water over which wind from a certain direction can blow over. The higher the fetch from a certain direction, the more energy is imparted onto the surface of the water resulting in a larger sea state.