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A wind blowing landward from the sea in a coastal area.
See OPPOSING WIND.
Diagram showing the long-term distribution of wind speed and direction.
Wave conditions directly attributable to recent winds, as opposed to swell.
Drop in water level below the still water level on the windward ends of enclosed bodies of water and semi- enclosed
On reservoirs and smaller bodies of water (1) the vertical rise in the still-water level on the leeward side of a body
of water caused by wind stresses on the surface of the water; (2) the difference in still-water levels on the windward and the
leeward sides of a body of water caused by wind stresses on the surface of the water. STORM SURGE (usually reserved for
use on the ocean and large bodies of water).
The way in which wind transfers energy to the sea surface.
See WIND SETUP, STORM SURGE.
(1) Waves being formed and built up by the wind. (2) Loosely, any wave generated by wind.
The direction from which the wind is blowing.
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Jackson and Bates (ed.) 1984
Jackson, J. A., and Bates, R. L. (editors). 1984. Dictionary of Geological Terms, Third Edition. Anchor
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NOAA Coastal Services Center 2001
NOAA Coastal Services Center. 2001. Shoreline Mapping Web Site, Shoreline Terms, United States
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service,
Charleston, SC (http://www.csc.noaa.gov/shoreline/term.html , 30 August 2001)
Appendix A Glossary of Coastal Terminology