breaking depth

breaking depth

[′brāk·iŋ ‚depth]
(oceanography)
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In the case of a quartic bottom profile the breaking length or the breaking depth [h.sub.br] = h (L - [X.sub.br]) can be found from Eq.
The breaking depth [h.sub.br] depends on the ratio of the initial front-slope wave steepness s0 and the initial bottom slope [alpha] (Fig.