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Wave refraction across a current with strong horizontal shearing

Simons, RR; Maciver, RD; (1998) Wave refraction across a current with strong horizontal shearing. In: Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. (pp. 692 - 705).

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Abstract

Experiments have been performed with regular deep-water waves propagating obliquely across a relatively narrow jet-type current. Measurements have been made of wave refraction using an 8-element wave array and 3d acoustic Doppler flowmeters. Results show that wave height and celerity follow the trends predicted by gradually-varied flow theory, but with wave height modulated by weak reflections as the waves pass across the jet. Direction of wave propagation is found to be sensitive to the presence of internal reflections from the shear layers.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Wave refraction across a current with strong horizontal shearing
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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