# Edge wave

In fluid dynamics, an **edge wave** is a surface gravity wave fixed by refraction against a rigid boundary, often a shoaling beach. Progressive edge waves travel along this boundary, varying sinusoidally along it and diminishing exponentially in the offshore direction.^{[1]}

## ReferencesEdit

**^**Lamb, Horace (1932),*Hydrodynamics*, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 446, ISBN 0-521-45868-4

## Further readingEdit

- Ursell, F. (1952), "Edge waves on a sloping beach",
*Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences*,**214**(1116): 79–97, Bibcode:1952RSPSA.214...79U, doi:10.1098/rspa.1952.0152 - Miles, J.W. (1989), "Edge waves on a gently sloping beach",
*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*,**199**: 125–131, Bibcode:1989JFM...199..125M, doi:10.1017/S0022112089000315 - Chapman, C.J. (2001), "Energy paths in edge waves",
*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*,**426**: 135–154, Bibcode:2001JFM...426..135C, doi:10.1017/S0022112000002184

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