Beach-Slope Dependence of Longshore Currents

by Paul D. Komar,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 4, Pg. 460-464

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper examines the beach-slope dependence of longshore currents generated by waves breaking obliquely to the shoreline. Such a beach-slope dependence is suggested by the formula presented in the Coastal Engineering Research Center.s Shore Protection Manual.

Subject Headings: Breaking waves | Littoral drift | Wave generation | Shoreline | Coastal management

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