Oceans and seas

Breaker zone

October 28, 2011, 4:25 am

The breaker zone is the portion of the nearshore zone of a surface water body where waves arriving from offshore become unstable and break.

caption Source: University of California San Diego

This article is written at a definitional level only. Authors wishing to expand this entry are inivited to expand the present treatment, which additions will be peer reviewed prior to publication of any expansion.

 

Further Reading:

  • Physical Oceanography Index
  • Paul D. Komar. Beach Processes and Sedimentation. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976.
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Citation

(2011). Breaker zone. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbed217896bb431f68ff3a

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