UNUSUAL WAVES ON EUROPEAN COASTS, FEBRUARY 1979

Laurence Draper, T.M. Bownass

Abstract


A depression in mid North Atlantic moved at a speed such that it generated high waves of unusually long period and large wavelength. These waves travelled in precisely the right direction to carry them into the English Channel, where they arrived during a time of spring tides and when low barometric pressure contributed to long waves impinging high, on the foreshore, causing appreciable damage to sea defences and property.

Keywords


unusual waves; European coast; February 1979

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