Large wave at Daytona Beach, Florida, explained as a squall-line surge

Journal of Coastal Research
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On a clear calm evening during July 1992, an anomalously large wave, reportedly 6 m high struck the Daytona Beach, Florida area. It is hypothesized that a squall line and associated pressure jump, travelling at the speed of a free gravity wave, coupled resonantly with the sea surface forming the large wave or "squall-line surge'. The wave was forced along the length of the squall line, with the greatest amplitude occurring at the water depth satisfying the resonant condition. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Large wave at Daytona Beach, Florida, explained as a squall-line surge
Series title Journal of Coastal Research
Volume 11
Issue 4
Year Published 1995
Language English
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Coastal Research
First page 1383
Last page 1388
Country United States
State Florida
City Daytona Beach
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