TIME-AVERAGED WAVE FIELD EVOLUTION IN COASTAL ZONE

Jianlu Xu, Rodney J. Sobey

Abstract


Flow circulation and the field variation of wave height and setup are important data in coastal engineering practice. This paper presents a wave-averaged model for simulating wave transformation and associated mean flow circulation in coastal regions. It is intended for applications where interest centers on the evolution of wave-averaged parameters such as wave height, setup and wave-induced current, and where the resolution ofwave phase is unnecessary.

Keywords


coastal zone; wave field; field evolution

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