surf zone


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surf zone

[′sərf ‚zōn]
(oceanography)
The area between the landward limit of wave uprush and the farthest seaward breaker.
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The swash zone, where waves break onshore, has been the focus of University of Delaware's Jack Puleo; Traykovski has concentrated on the inner surf zone, between the wave break and the outermost sandbars; and deeper water, out to the continental shelf, is the domain of Joe Calantoni, a research physicist at the U.
23) The onshore sediment transport rate can be easily predicted from the near-bottom steady velocity, but an estimation of the velocity based on the Navier-Stokes equation, namely NWF, is required to evaluate suspended sediment transport in the turbulent flow field with strong unsteadiness in the surf zone.
Small copepods presented higher dominance and diversity in the surf zone community (Table 1).
Kanyakumari depicts a variation of the surf zone width from 15 to 20 m with highest during the months of February, May, November and December (20 m).
This research was able to describe some of the basal reproductive parameters for two common surf zone associated species, yellowfin croaker and spotfin croaker.
As there is very little fine-grained sediment available in the surf zone and on the coastal slope, the estimates of the magnitude of the wave-induced longshore transport are only indicative.
Cyclone Nargis also scoured several drinking water wells, leaving them in the beach surf zone - and depriving survivors of safe water supplies.
This float-on-float-off technology allows for quick assembly of sections into causeway ferries for transit through the surf zone onto the beach to support cargo discharge.
It is probably no coincidence that forests of the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) are therefore confined to depths beyond the surf zone (Seymour et al 1989; Graham, 1997).
This float on/float off (FLO/FLO) technology allows for quick assembly of sections into causeway ferries for transit through the surf zone onto the beach for cargo discharge.