A nearshore wave breaking model

Li Shaowu, Wang Shangyi, Tomoya Shibayama

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A wave breaking model is proposed on the basis of turbulent energy equation and the relationship of energy dissipation due to wave breaking in the surf zone. The model is established by introducing turbulent dissipation terms into the Boussinesq equations and involves the breaking process of individual wave. The model is verified by experiment data in terms of wave height and mean surface elevation. Good agreements are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalActa Oceanologica Sinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1



  • Boussinesq equations
  • Eddy viscous coefficient
  • Wave breaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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Shaowu, L., Shangyi, W., & Shibayama, T. (1998). A nearshore wave breaking model. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 17(1), 121-132.