GEOLOGY 4010/4111

Wave dynamics and bedforms

Lecture OutlineLecture Outline

  1. Oscillatory flow

  2. Deep water wind waves

  3. Wave attenuation and breaking

  4. Wave set-up

  5. Sediment entrainment by waves

  6. Wave generated bedforms

Key termsKey Terms

Note that the links to sedimentary structures in last week's lecture notes, also include many wave-gernated structures. Of particular interest (as it was before) is the USGS bedform site.

In addition, here are a few of web site with simple explanations, diagrams, and photographs: Breaker types, How waves work, Tides, Wave-generated bedforms.

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