fully developed sea

fully developed sea

[′fu̇l·ē di‚vel·əpt ′sē]
(oceanography)
The maximum ocean waves or sea state that can be produced by a given wind force blowing over sufficient fetch, regardless of duration. Also known as fully arisen sea.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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