HARBOR SURGING

Vito A. Vanoni, John H. Carr

Abstract


Surge is the name applied to wave motion with period intermediate between that of ordinary wind waves and that of the tides; say from one to sixty minutes. An additional characteristic of surge is that it is usually of very low height; perhaps 0.3 ft. is typical. This type of wave motion has been observed along the entire Pacific coast of the United States (Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1943), and in some places, notably Los Angeles Harbor, has been of serious concern to harbor authorities.

Keywords


harbor, resonance, surge

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