A RELATIVE INTERCOMPARISON BETWEEN VARIABLE WAVE SHOALING, BREAKING AND TRANSITION ZONE FORMULATIONS

G.P. Mocke

Abstract


The description of nearshore structural and sedimentary dynamics is highly dependant on a quantification of the nearshore wave regime, which is subject to bathymetry induced transformation effects. Assuming straight and parallel bottom contours, computed wave heights and water levels using variable wave shoaling, incipient breaking, wave decay and transition zone formulations are compared with measurements.

Keywords


shoaling; breaking waves; transition zone

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