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what determines the wavelength of waves on the open ocean?

Looking at the picture below, you can totally see that these are tiny boats. The water is practically washing over the hull of these boat models. But the water has boundaries that are very far ...
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Ratio of horizontal to vertical kinetic energy in ocean

What is the ratio between horizontal and vertical kinetic energy in the ocean and what is the scale dependencies of this ratio ?