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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE