NEARSHORE CURRENT ON A GENTLY SLOPING BEACH

Tamio Sasaki, Kiyoshi Horikawa, Shintaro Hotta

Abstract


The authors developed a new field observation system called STEREOBACS by which simultaneous measurements of a spacial distribution on waves and currents in the nearshore environment can be obtained. This system was applyed on Ajigaura Beach, Japan, and several analyzed results are presented. Also field observations of infragravity low mode edge waves to support the Infragravity Domain Hypothesis on nearshore currents concerning a gently sloping beach [Sasaki(1974,1975), Sasaki and Horikawa (1975)] are introduced.

Keywords


nearshore current; current; sloping beach; gentle slope

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