Tide, wind- and wave-driven flow processes in the nearshore zone
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Tide, wind- and wave-driven flow processes in the nearshore zone field measurement Terschelling and modelling by Klaas Houwman

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Published by Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap/Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen, Universiteit Utrecht in Utrecht .
Written in English



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  • Terschelling.


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  • Coastal zone management -- Netherlands -- Terschelling.

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Edition Notes

StatementKlaas Houwman.
SeriesNederlandse geografische studies,, 280
LC ClassificationsGB457.53 .H68 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. :
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3544859M
ISBN 10906809307X
LC Control Number2001542801

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(iii) Calculation of(a) local slopes within the surf-zone to characterise nearshore processes and (b) average slopes for application of beach classification formulae (e.g. surf scaling parameter). The modelling of sediment transport is dependent on the flow or stress (quadratic flow/stress law) exceeding a critical threshold to mobilise sediments. For this reason, the coincidence of strong wave orbital flow with wind-, wave- and tide-driven currents above a critical flow threshold will result in sediment : Julian O’Grady, Alexander Babanin, Kathleen McInnes. physical processes ranging from 10 m in nearshore areas for surface gravity waves to s of kilome-ters for large scale wind driven flows or gravita-tional seiches. The flow regimes of the coastal zone are not all uniform from nearshore to offshore wa-ters but vary appreciably as water depth changes. For convenience, the coastal zone is.   The surf zone is the portion of the nearshore between the breaker line and swash zone. The surf zone can have bore-like, breaking or broken waves propagating across it. The field of “surf zone dynamics” is an active area of research that focuses on the hydrodynamic motions of waves and currents as well as the sediment response to those.

The velocity WAVE TRANSFORMATION IN THE NEARSHORE ZONE 25 was assumed to be uniform in the flow region below the roller and equal to the phase celerity in the roller region. Similar ideas were discussed by Deigaard (), who established a breaking criteria related to the local slope of the water surface and determined the thickness of the Cited by: Wind is a highly capable geological agent on many sandy beaches above, and sometimes below, the high-tide limit where sand can become dry and mobilised by aeolian (wind-blown) processes. This chapter reviews current understanding of the measurement and . As waves break, wave energy is converted into a flow in alongshore and cross-shore direction. These currents are important for coastal morphology related topics. The process-based numerical modelling program Delft3D is capable of computing the wave-driven currents in the surf zone for morphological related problems. Theory and Observation of Currents and Setup Over A Shallow Reef p. 1 Sediment Transport by Wind Waves, Long Waves and Mean Currents: An Experiment on Nearshore Morphodynamics, Lake Huron, Canada p. 14 Laboratory Experiments of Longshore Bars Produced By Breaker-Induced Vortex Action p. 29 The Response of a Barred Coast to a Sequence of Storms.

  Burnette, C. and Dally, W.R., The longshore transport enigma and analysis of a year record of wind-driven nearshore currents. Previous analysis of a year record of nearshore directional wave spectra collected with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) installed outside the surf zone in Melbourne Beach, Florida, unexpectedly revealed that the long-term average wave Cited by: 1. Coastal landscape change represents aggregated sediment transport gradients from spatially and temporally variable marine and aeolian forces. Numerous tools exist that independently simulate subaqueous and subaerial coastal profile change in response to these physical forces on a range of time scales. In this capacity, coastal foredunes have been treated primarily as wind-driven by: 9. In tide-dominated deltas, freshwater discharge is overpowered by tidal currents that mold sediments into long islands parallel to the river flow and perpendicular to the trend of the coast. Wave-dominated deltas are generally smaller than either tide- or river-dominated deltas and have a smooth shoreline punctuated by beaches and sand dunes. Tidal effects primarily influence mine warfare operations in very shallow water and the surf zone, although in the surf zone tidal currents are usually negligible compared to wave-driven flows. Near-surface mines may begin to broach at extremely low tides, providing a substantial increase in their remote sensing signature.