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Generation of Standing Edge Waves Through Nonlinear Subharmonic Resonance

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G. E. Birchfield
G. E. Birchfield
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Cyril J. Galvin, Jr.
Cyril J. Galvin, Jr.
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Published:
January 01, 1975

Experimental and theoretical investigations of the generation of edge waves along a beach in the presence of gravity waves with crests parallel to the beach are presented. Subharmonic, resonant edge-wave generation is dependent on the beach slope and the period and amplitude of the primary wave. A simple, theoretical inviscid model which invokes the shallow-water approximation is studied. A standing wave with crests parallel to the coast and an edge-wave perturbation give rise to a Hill equation. Approximate determination of the stability properties indicates features similar to those observed in the experiments.

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GSA Memoirs

Quantitative Studies in the Geological Sciences

E. H. Timothy Whitten
E. H. Timothy Whitten
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Geological Society of America
Volume
142
ISBN print:
9780813711423
Publication date:
January 01, 1975

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