What Causes Ripples In Water?

Table of Contents (click to expand)What Is A Ripple?Ripples Vs Waves Vs SwellsA Final Word Ripples in water are more formally known as capillary waves, and are caused by the subtle interaction of wind and water, or the physical interaction of the water with another object.  Have you ever stood at the edge of a lake on a hot summer day and stared out across the water? Even if there isn’t a whisper of wind against your face, you will likely still see faint lines and irregularities in the water. The light will reflect off movement at the surface, and … Continue reading What Causes Ripples In Water?