WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The long-term goals are to understand the transformation of surface gravity waves propagating across the nearshore to the beach, the corresponding wave-driven circulation, and the associated evolution of surfzone morphology. The FY98 objectives were to obtain field observations on a natural beach to develop and test hypotheses about the 1 transformation of surface waves across the nearshore and surf zone 2 generation and spatial variation of wave-driven setup and near-bottom circulation 3 evolution of the nearshore bathymetry in response to waves and circulation. An additional objective is to provide data supporting other SandyDuck studies of wave transformation, circulation, sediment transport, and acoustic properties.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography