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  1. wave shoalingnoun

    The effect on a wave, in a body of water, of increasing wave height with decreasing water depth. Particularly noticeable at the sea shore.

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  1. Wave shoaling

    In fluid dynamics, wave shoaling is the effect by which surface waves entering shallower water increase in wave height. It is caused by the fact that the group velocity, which is also the wave-energy transport velocity, decreases with the reduction of water depth. Under stationary conditions, this decrease in transport speed must be compensated by an increase in energy density in order to maintain a constant energy flux. Shoaling waves will also exhibit a reduction in wavelength while the frequency remains constant. In shallow water and parallel depth contours, non-breaking waves will increase in wave height as the wave packet enters shallower water. This is particularly evident for tsunamis as they wax in height when approaching a coastline, with devastating results.

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    The numerical value of wave shoaling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of wave shoaling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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