Rip Currents: Nearshore Fundamentals, 2020 Edition

Rip Currents: Nearshore Fundamentals, 2020 Edition

After completing this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • List the zones in the nearshore wave environment.
  • Describe the elements of wave-driven nearshore circulation.
  • Describe the exiting and circulating flow structures of rip currents.
  • List and describe the factors that affect wave behavior in the surf zone.
  • List and describe the processes that affect nearshore waves, and how they affect rip currents.
  • List and describe the major categories and subcategories of rip currents.
  • Describe the visual appearance of rip currents.