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deep water waves

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A wave in water the depth of which is greater than one-half the wave length.

hydrographic pressure

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The pressure exerted by water at any given point in a body of water at rest.

apron

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Layer of stone, concrete or other material to protect the toe of a structure.

bioturbation

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The disturbance of sediment bedding by the activities of burrowing organisms.

depth of breaking

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The still-water depth at the point where the wave breaks. Also breaker depth.

hydraulically equivalent grains

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Sedimentary particles that settle at the same rate under the same conditions.

mean rise of the tide

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The height of mean high water above the plane of reference or datum of chart.