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) : McClenan,C. M.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

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.

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Refraction, Ocean bottom, Anomalies, Coastal regions, Sea states, Deep water, Nomographs, Periodic variations, Shores, Power series, Mathematical prediction

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE