On the Viscous Destabilization of Longshore Currents

Uday Putrevu, James T. Kirby, Joan Oltman-Shay, H. Tuba Özkan-Haller
1999 Coastal Engineering 1998   unpublished
The effects of lateral mixing on the stability of longshore currents are examined. For the model problem originally considered by Bowen and Holman (1989) , it is shown that the inclusion of lateral mixing changes the stability characteristics of the longshore current. In particular, it eliminates the low wavenumber cutoff predicted by the inviscid theory.
doi:10.1061/9780784404119.015 fatcat:pchepdgv3zbmzmggxa4fbsm6wa