Deep Water Waves
Figure 1: Edited From http://www2.umt.edu/Geology/faculty/hendrix/g100/shallow_deep_waves.jpg
Image courtesy of Chris DuRoss of University of Montana Dept. of Geology
Deep water waves are characterized by the water to be at least half the wavelength deep. As seen from the figure, half the wavelength beneath the surface of the water and deeper, there is no movement of the water molecules due to the wave.