Bouws et al. have shown that wind sea spectra in finite depth water can be described by a self-similar spectral equation that in the deep water limit is the JONSWAP spectrum. This paper shows that the spectral parameter alpha is linked to wave steepness, for wind sea and swell; presents a simple model for wave transformation across the surf zone; and shows that the spectral theory provides data similar to the results of Bretschmeider for shallow water wave growth. Refs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||0872624382, 9780872624382|
|State||Published - 1985|
|Name||Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference|
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