Chapter 8. Tides and Waves

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch8

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Tides and Waves, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • tide-generating force;
  • wave dispersion equation;
  • energy density spectrum;
  • semi-diurnal tidal frequency;
  • sublunar points;
  • equilibrium tide;
  • diurnal inequality;
  • Kelvin waves;
  • quarter-wave resonator;
  • degenerative amphidromic point

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction to surface waves

  • Tidal observations

  • Ocean tides

  • Tides in shallow waters

  • Sediment transport under tidal flows

  • Wind-generated waves

  • Sediment transport under waves

  • Further reading

  • References