Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

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Sheet Pile
Shingle
Shingle Beach
Shoal-Retreat Massif
Shoal
Shoaling
Shoaling Coefficient
Shore
Shoreface
Shoreline
Shoreline Management
Shoreward
Shore Normal
Shore Terrace
Short-Crested Wave
Significant Wave
Significant Wave Height
Significant Wave Period
Silt
Skewness
Slack Water
Slip
Slip Face
Slope
Slough
Sluice
Smooth Sheet
Soft Defenses
Solitary Wave
Sonar
Sorting
Sorting Coefficient
Sound
Sounding
Sounding Datum
Sounding Line
Spilling Breaker
Spillover Lobe
Spit
Spring Range
Spring Tidal Currents
Spring Tide
Stable Berm
Stack
Standard Deviation

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SHOALING COEFFICIENT

The ratio of wave height at any water depth to its height in deep water with the effects of refraction, friction, and percolation eliminated.

Sources:

Bates, R.L. and J.A. Jackson (editors).  1995.  Glossary of Geology CD-ROM, Third Edition.  American Geological Institute, Alexandria, VA.

Jackson, J.A. (editor), 1997.  Glossary of Geology, Fourth Edition.  American Geological Institute, Alexandria, VA.

Szuwalski, A. and A. Morang, 2001. Glossary of Coastal Terminology. In: Morang, A. (editor), Coastal Engineering Manual, Part VII-3, Lists (Glossary, Symbols, References), Engineer Manual 1110-2-1100, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC (http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/CHL.aspx?p=s&a=ARTICLES;102 , October 3, 2001).

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