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The theoretical determination of future wave characteristics, usually from observed or predicted meteorological
The inverse of wave period.
Distribution of wave energy as a function of frequency.
See GRAVITY WAVE.
A series of waves in which the wave direction, wavelength, and wave height vary only slightly. See also GROUP
The vertical distance between a crest and the preceding trough. See also SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
WAVE HEIGHT COEFFICIENT
The ratio of the wave height at a selected point to the deepwater wave height. The REFRACTION COEFFICIENT
multiplied by the shoaling factor.
See HINDCASTING, WAVE.
See INFRAGRAVITY WAVE.
See IRROTATIONAL WAVE.
See MONOCHROMATIC WAVES.
WAVE OF TRANSLATION
A wave in which the water particles are permanently displaced to a significant degree in the direction of wave
travel. Distinguished from an OSCILLATORY WAVE.
See OSCILLATORY WAVE.
WAVE PEAK FREQUENCY
The inverse of wave peak period.
The time for a wave crest to traverse a distance equal to one wavelength. The time for two successive wave crests
to pass a fixed point. See also SIGNIFICANT WAVE PERIOD.
See PROGRESSIVE WAVE.
Appendix A Glossary of Coastal Terminology