Transformation Characteristics of Breaking Water Waves

  title={Transformation Characteristics of Breaking Water Waves},
  author={James Russell Tallent and Takao Yamashita and Yoshito Tsuchiya},
The purpose of this study is to examine the physical processes of wave energy decay in breaking, and to determine how this process varies for changes in initial wave and beach conditions. Visualization methods are the primary source of data acquisition. Wave energy decay is discussed in terms of the intermittent formation of large scale vortex like motions (eddies). These surface generated eddies are observed to possess an organized structure in their formation and decay. Detail observations of… CONTINUE READING