Effects of Breakwater Reflection on Local Sea Steepness and Navigation

This paper considers effects of waves reflected from breakwaters on small vessels near or entering harbors. The implications for the safety of small vessels navigating in regions of crossing wave trains are discussed. Studies to examine the nature of the sea state in areas where such conditions are created by reflective breakwaters or other coastal structures are summarized. Recommendations are provided for considering the implications for vessel safety when small craft must transverse such areas.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 777-788
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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  • Accession Number: 01004053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2005 7:10AM