Energy losses of waves in shallow water.

W. G. Grosskopf, C. L. Vincent

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Abstract

Presents a method for predicting nearshore significant wave height given the straight line fetch length, wind speed and the nearshore water depth. The prediction curves were generated by numerically propagating offshore JONSWAP spectra shoreward while applying shoaling and wave steepness limitation criteria to each spectral component. Discusses use of the curves and presents example problems. Examination of the procedures involved includes consideration of dimensionless fetch/dimensionless wave height variation, wind speed over water/wind speed over land, and air-sea temperature differences. Studies determination of the fetch length of an irregularly shaped water body in the wind direction. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFORT BELVOIR, U.S.A., U.S. ARMY CORPS ENGRS. COASTAL ENGNG. CENTER, FEB. 1982
Issue number82-2 ) (AD/A116-274)
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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