surf zone


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surf zone

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surf zone

The area of water from the surf line to the beach. See also surf line.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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To predict these potential interactions, Traykovski and his colleagues place objects that mimic the different densities of various munitions into the surf zone. Each object is equipped with acoustic trackers.
In the surf zone, which is defined as a domain on the onshore side of the breaker line, the wave energy dissipates through turbulence energy.
Nursery grounds of juvenile teleosts: evidence from the surf zone of Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth.
Typified by long intervals (many minutes) between groups ("sets") of larger waves, a long-period swell is not easily identified by a short visual survey of the surf zone. Combine this powerful swell with Sunday's extremely high tide, and you have the recipe for "sneaker waves."
preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and their surrounding
In these experiments wave conditions were measured outside the surf zone, and beach profiles were conducted regularly to determine the impact of wake events.
T Guza, "Observations of turbulence in the surf zone," Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.
We chose Coquina surf zone clams as a coastal indicator.
7 Avalanche An outer reef break that lies about 400 yards beyond the Haleiwa surf zone
Coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other contributors discuss such aspects as predicting rip currents at Ocean City in Maryland, rip currents and waves as surf zone hazards, applying remote sensing to rip current forecasts and identification, the effectiveness of Panama City's beach safety program, rip currents in the Great Lakes, rip current hazards on large-tidal beaches in Britain, and tracing sand movements in strong Japanese rip currents.