Energy losses of waves in shallow water.

W. G. Grosskopf, C. L. Vincent

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This report presents a method for predicting nearshore significant wave height given the straight-line fetch length, the windspeed, 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. Example problems are included. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalU.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center, Coastal Engineering Technical Aid
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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