Mean Direction of Waves and of Wave Energy

by Omar J. Lillevang,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 4, Pg. 193-213

Document Type: Journal Paper


Reliable predictions of erosion/accretion effects of new coastal works are necessary; vector technique related to wave direction and duration statistics is devised, tested on Santa Barbara historical shoaling records and demonstrated as design aid for small craft harbor plan on sandy reach of California coast.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Ocean waves | Wave shoaling | Erosion | Vector analysis | Statistics | Historic sites | Small craft | California | United States

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