Overview

plunging breaker


'plunging breaker' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Earth Sciences and Geography

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Wave that breaks by plunging forward in the direction of motion, so that its crest falls into the preceding trough and encloses a pocket of air. The wave-form is then lost. Typically it occurs when a fairly low wave approaches a steep shingle beach. It is characterized by a smooth forward and under face, and a convex top.

Plunging breaker

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.