Simplified Method for Estimating Refraction and Shoaling Effects on Ocean Waves.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering