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dc.contributor.authorDalrymple, Robert A.
dc.contributor.authorMacMahan, Jamie H.
dc.contributor.authorReniers, Ad J.H.M.
dc.contributor.authorNelko, Varjola
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T17:25:12Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T17:25:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationR.A. Dalrymple, J.H. MacMahan, Ad J.H.M. Reniers, V. Nelko, "Rip Currents," Annual Reviews in Fluids Mechanics, v.43 (2011), pp.551-581en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55138
dc.descriptionFaculty Showcase Archive Articleen_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractRip currents are fast-moving flows, traveling “outward almost at right angles to the shore” (Shepard 1936), creating a natural hazard for beachgoers, who suddenly find themselves in deep water. Field measurements and instrumentation, laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling have improved with time, enabling a more complete description of rip currents now. Surprisingly, there are many types of rip currents that can occur on beaches, and these currents are created by a wide variety of mechanisms that are presented here, along with numerical, physical, or field validation. We also show the potential for prediction schemes for use by lifeguards and beach managers.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAnnual Reviewsen_US
dc.titleRip Currentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School Public Affairs Office
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorNatural hazards
dc.subject.authorLifeguards
dc.subject.authorSurfzone
dc.subject.authorDrownings
dc.subject.authorCirculation
dc.subject.authorShear waves
dc.subject.authorBeach
dc.subject.authorNearshore
dc.subject.authorInstabilities


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