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shallow water wave

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A progressive wave which is in water less than 1/25 the wave length in depth.

tidal rise

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The height of tide as referred to the datum of a chart.

hinterland

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The region lying inland from the coast. Also the inland area served by a port.

joint return period

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Average period of time between occurrences of a given joint probability event.

katabatic wind

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Wind caused by cold air flowing down slopes due to gravitational acceleration.

nodal zone

Engineering; Coastal engineering

An area in which the predominant direction of the longshore transport changes.

offshore current

Engineering; Coastal engineering

(1) Any current in the offshore zone. (2) Any current flowing away from shore.