A MECHANISM FOR RIP CURRENT GENERATION ON AN OPEN COAST.

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Abstract

INTERSECTING OCEAN WAVE TRAINS OF THE SAME FREQUENCY WILL CREATE PERIODIC LONGSHORE VARIATIONS IN THE MEAN WATER LEVEL BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE SURF ZONE.IN THE SURF ZONE THIS CREATES A LONGSHORE VARIATION IN WAVE HEIGHT AND WAVE-INDUCED CIRCULATION AS DESCRIBED BY BOWEN BUT PREVIOUSLY ATTRIBUTED TO EDGE WAVES AND IRREGULAR BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY.(A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3485-3487
Number of pages3
JournalJ. GEOPHYS. RES.
Volume80
Issue number24 (AUGUST 20, 1975)
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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