Surf beat

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Definition of Surf beat:
The long period (typically several minutes) oscillation of the water line on the beach. Can be associated with the arrival of a wave group, or the existence of edge waves.
This is the common definition for Surf beat, other definitions can be discussed in the article
Definition of Surf beat:
A nearshore phenomenon of the long period disturbance in the surf zone associated with the occurrence of wave groups. One example is the release and reflection of bounded long waves by breaking wave groups in the surf zone. [1].
This is the common definition for Surf beat, other definitions can be discussed in the article
Definition of Surf beat:
Independent long wave caused by reflection of bound long wave. [2].
This is the common definition for Surf beat, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Notes

Several definitions are given here, because the definitions in the literature are varied. See also Infragravity waves.

References

  1. AMS http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/browse?s=s&p=128
  2. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.