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Title: One-dimensional wave-current interaction
Authors: Smith, Jane McKee.
Keywords: Ocean waves
Wave height
Wave steepness
Monochromatic waves
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-IV-9.
Description: Technical note
Background: Ocean waves entering an inlet against an ebb current steepen (wave height increases and wavelength decreases) and can pose a hazard to navigation and dredging operations. On a flood current, wave steepness decreases (wave height decreases and wavelength increases). Design or modification of inlet channels requires consideration of wave-current interaction. Information presented in this Coastal Engineering Technical Note (CETN) may assist engineers in understanding and quantifying navigable conditions at existing inlets, and in making modifications to channels and jetties that might alter the current and waves in the entrance channel.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Technical Note - Section IV Inlets and Estuary Channels

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