WIND-INDUCED CROSS-SHORE WATER FLOWS

J.B. Crowley, D.H. Swart

Abstract


To cater for the effect of wind-driven nearshore processes on the prediction of nearshore onshore/offshore sediment transport a series of field experiments were carried out to establish a reference framework to be used as basis for the modelling of winddriven cross-shore currents. The results indicate a clear relationship between bottom return current, wind speed and the water depth. This implies that a mathematical framework can be established using the conservation of mass and momentum and the similarity criterion.

Keywords


wind induced flow; cross-shore flow;

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