Accession Number:

ADA591685

Title:

Computer Program: RCPWAVE

Descriptive Note:

Coastal engineering technical note

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The model simulates the propagation of linear, monochromatic waves by solving finite difference approximations of the models governing equations at each grid cell of a mesh encompassing the area of interest. The equations represent the following aspects of linear wave theory refraction, shoaling, diffraction due to very irregular bathymetry, and wave breaking. The model of Dally, Dean and Dalrymple 1984 is used to compute wave heights in the surf zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE