The dynamics of infragravity wave transformation over a fringing reef

Andrew Pomeroy, Ryan Lowe, Graham Symonds, Ap Van Dongeren, Christine Moore

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Abstract

A 3 week field study was conducted to investigate the dynamics of low-frequency (infragravity) wave motions over a fringing reef at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Short-period wave motions (0.04-0.2 Hz) were observed to dissipate on the reef crest beyond which infragravity wave motions (0.004-0.04 Hz) gradually dominated toward the lagoon. However, both the short waves and the infragravity waves were relatively small (both

Original languageEnglish
Article number11022
Pages (from-to)17pp
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
Volume117
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2012

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The dynamics of infragravity wave transformation over a fringing reef. / Pomeroy, Andrew; Lowe, Ryan; Symonds, Graham; Van Dongeren, Ap; Moore, Christine.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, Vol. 117, 11022, 20.11.2012, p. 17pp.

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