The trough is the lowest point of a wave. A wave is a type of disturbance that transmits energy through a medium from one specific position to another. A transverse wave is the type of wave where there are these high and low points.Know More
A transverse wave is one in which the medium's vibrating element moves at right angles to the direction of its propagation. The medium can be water or a rope. Along with troughs, transverse waves have high points called crests. Some other characteristics of transverse waves are their amplitudes, frequencies and wavelengths.
A wave's amplitude is measured from the top of the crest to the rest position of the medium. The amplitude gives the maximum displacement. The frequency is how many waves move through a given point within a certain interval of time. The wavelength is the distance between either two adjacent troughs or two crests.Learn more about Measurements
The lowest point in West Virginia is at Harpers Ferry, along the Potomac River in Jefferson County, at an elevation of 240 feet. The highest point in West Virginia is at the summit of Spruce Mountain, Spruce Knob in Pendleton County, at an elevation of 4,861 feet.Full Answer >
The lowest point in Asia, as well as the world, is the Dead Sea Shore, which straddles Israel and Jordan. It is 1,369 feet (417.5 meters) below sea level.Full Answer >
The lowest point in South America is Laguna del Carbon at 344 feet below sea level. Located in Argentina in the province of Santa Cruz, it is the seventh lowest point on Earth, according to the U.S. National Park Service.Full Answer >
The lowest point in Oregon is sea level (0 feet) where the state meets the Pacific Ocean. Oregon's coast is 363 miles long. The highest point in Oregon is the peak of Mount Hood at 11,239 feet.Full Answer >