EM 1110-2-1100 (Part II)
30 Apr 02
Bathymetry input to REF/DIF1 for a simulation of wave propagations at Revere Beach, MA
strongly supports a stochastic approximation for wave phenomena (West 1981). Over small distances, near
discontinuities in a wave field (such as breakwaters), STWAVE can incorporate wave phase information into
its solution; otherwise, it uses a random-phase approximation for its diffraction and combined refraction-
diffraction (CRD) calculations. Theoretical details of STWAVE can be found in Resio (1993).
Estimation of Nearshore Waves