Robert A. Dalrymple*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


Researchers up to the late 1960's who attempted theoretically to model rip currents knew the importance of longshore wave height variability and the wave-induced set-up in the formation of rip currents, but it was not until M. S. Longuet-Higgins and R. W. Stewart (e. g. , 1964) codified the wave momentum flux tensor that great strides were made in providing models for rip currents. This paper is intended to categorize and review the more recent theories for rip current generation and to discuss a simple model for rip currents on barred coastlines. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1414-1427
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
EventProc Coastal Eng Conf 16th - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: Aug 27 1978Sep 3 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'RIP CURRENTS AND THEIR CAUSES.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this