FIFTY YEARS OF WAVE GROWTH CURVES

Paul C. Liu

Abstract


It has been over fifty years since the public release of the well-known monograph of Navy H.O. 601, prepared by Sverdrup and Munk (1947) during World War II. In celebrating 50th anniversary of the International Coastal Engineering Conference that was started in 1948, it is of interest to revisit the wave growth curves developed in H.O. 601 and compare them with a recent study on wave growth curves (Donelan et a1. 1992). It is clear that while significant progress has been made over the last 50 years, Sverdrup and Munk's original idea still prevails in light of modern developments.

Keywords


wave growth; growth curves

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