Wave group forced nearshore circulation

Rachel E. Fowler*, Robert A. Dalrymple

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Forcing of the nearshore circulation system by incident wave groups is examined. Attention is focused on the generation of migrating rip currents and developement of low frequency motion. Analysis of experimental results categorises the migrating rip currents as very low frequency motion in the FIG energy band. It is suggested that migrating rip currents, in addition to shear waves, are a valid generation mechanism for very low frequency motion in the nearshore region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-742
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Delft, Neth
Duration: Jul 2 1990Jul 6 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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