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shoaling

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
shoaling

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The behaviour of waves as they approach a shelving shore. The waves cease to be symmetrical and sinusoidal and become asymmetrical and solitary. Wavelength and wave velocity decrease, wave height and wave steepness increase, and wave period remains constant....

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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