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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #84427: Sea states
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    Sea states



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    The effect of the wind on the sea and the swell combine to produce the state of the sea described on a scale going from “calm” to “phenomenal”.

     

    State of sea

    Descriptive

     of sea

    Like a mirror

    Calm

    Light air

    Rippled

    Small wavelets, still short not breaking

    Smooth

    Crests begin to break

    slight

    Small waves, frequent white horses

    Moderate

    Moderate waves, white horses, some spray

    Rough

    Large waves, white horses, some spray

    Very rough

    Sea heaps up, white foam blowing in streaks

    High

    Edge of crests breaking into spindrifts, foam blown in well-marked streaks

    Very high

    High waves with tumbling crests ; spray may affect visibility

    phenomenal

       

    the sea is calm 

     


     the sea is rippled

     

    the sea is slight

     

    the sea is moderate

     


         

     the sea is rough

     

    the sea is high

     

    the sea very high

     

    the sea is phenomenal





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    1. The crests begin to break:

    2. The sea heaps up with white foam blowing in streaks:

    3. Spray may affect visibility with high waves and tumbling crests:

    4. The waves are moderate with some white horses and spray:

    5. The sea is like a mirror:

    6. The wind blows 3 knots (light air):

    7. Frequent white horses and small waves:

    8. The weather forecast announces a severe gale, with the edges of crests breaking into sprindrifs:









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