WAVE, TURBULENT AND MEAN MOMENTUM FLUXES ACROSS THE BREAKING WAVE TRANSITION REGION IN THE SURF ZONE

R.J. Thieke

Abstract


This paper presents an application to the transition region of an integral momentum conservation model incorporating a Reynolds type decomposition for both wave and turbulent fluctuations. With simple parameterizations the model provides both a rough predictive capability for the limiting wave reduction across the transition zone and also an alternative means of examining the partitioning of flow momentum across the region.

Keywords


surf zone; wave transition; breaking waves; momentum flux; turbulent flux

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