plunging breaker

plunging breaker

[′plənj·iŋ ′brāk·ər]
(oceanography)
A breaking wave whose crest curls over and collapses suddenly. Also known as spilling breaker; surging breaker.
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Dynamics of surf zone turbulence in a strong plunging breaker.
Investigation of turbulence in a plunging breaker wave.
Internal characteristics and numerical analysis of plunging breaker on a slope.
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There are three types of breaking waves: surging breakers, spilling breakers, and plunging breakers.