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12.1: B.1- Scale comparison

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    Stive (1985) performed flume experiments of periodic and random waves breaking on a gently sloping beach. Measurements were conducted in both a small-scale wave flume and a large-scale wave flume, such that a scale comparison could be performed. To that end, the small-scale measurements were scaled up geometrically by the length- scale relation \(n_{\text{length}}\) and dynamically by the velocity scale relation according to Froude \(n_{\text{velocity}} = n_{\text{length}}^{0.5}\).


    12.1: B.1- Scale comparison is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Judith Bosboom & Marcel J.F. Stive via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.