edge wave

edge wave

[′ej ‚wāv]
(oceanography)
An ocean wave moving parallel to the coast, with crests normal to the coastline; maximum amplitude is at shore, with amplitude falling off exponentially farther from shore.
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Two solutions present the dispersion curves of two fast waves that propagate in different directions with the same phase speed; they are called edge waves.
Disclosed also herein is a method of producing the cross-grained veneer, said method comprising cutting wood into veneer of desired thickness which assumes the straight grain, by using a veneer peeling machine equipped with a knife whose cutting edge waves continuously in the lengthwise direction, and flattening the veneer having an uneven surface by means of thermal fixing or hot pressing, thereby artificially forming the cross grain on the surface of the straight-grained veneer.
Studying a class of coastal surface waves known as "edge waves," he developed a theoretical model showing that deep-sea internal waves impinging upon a steep continental margin could produce coastal edge waves of significant amplitude.