Accession Number:

ADA019803

Title:

Simplified Method for Estimating Refraction and Shoaling Effects on Ocean Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The report presents a nomogram for the computation of combined refraction-shoaling coefficients for straight and parallel bottom contours. Its use is illustrated by two examples. The nomogram permits a rapid solution of idealized refraction phenomena. The technique provides a useful first estimate to the true solution, and for many problems, it provides as accurate a solution as other time-consuming methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE