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Title: One-dimensional wave-current interaction
Authors: Smith, Jane McKee
Keywords: Ocean waves
Ebb
Wave height
Wavelength
Wave steepness
Monochromatic waves
Channels
Inlets
Interaction
Coastal Inlets Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no.CETN-IV-9
Abstract: 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.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: CETN-IV-9
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2219
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