Does the amount of water affect the size of a wave?
yes because the more water you have the larger and higher the wave will come out to be
The depth of water affects wave size. As waves come toward land from the ocean, they are underwater. As the water (and wave) hit the bottom of the ocean approaching land, the wave is pushed up and becomes a very noticable event on the water surface. The more the water depth decreases, the farther the wave is pushed up - that's where those big surfer's waves come from.
The size of the wave depends on the strength of the wind, the distance affected and the length of time it blows. +++ That's true for a wave on water due to wind blowing across its surface, but wave principles apply in all harmonic wave motion such as sound and vibration, and the electromagnetic spectrum. In general then the "size" (or amplitude) is a function of the power involved.
A wave's energy moves in a circular pattern and the deeper the water column, the faster the wave travels and the smaller its size e.g. it has low steepness. As it approaches the shore and the water becomes shallow, the bottom of the wave drags on the ocean floor which slows the bottom of the wave down but the top of the wave continues at the same speed. Eventually the top of the wave gets…