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|definition= Process affecting wave propagation, by which wave energy is radiated normal to the direction of wave propagation into the lee of an island or breakwater.<ref name="CIRIA (1996)"> CIRIA (1996). ''Beach management manual''. CIRIA Report 153.</ref>.}}
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|definition= Process by which energy of a wave is transmitted, radiated and dissipated laterally when reaching an obstacle such a breakwater and propagates into its sheltered region.}}
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[[File:WaveDiffraction.jpg|thumb|400px|center|Wave diffraction around the tip of a breakwater. Image Google Earth.]]
  
==References==
 
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==See also==
 
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# [[Wave transformation]]
 
# [[Wave transformation]]
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# [[Shallow-water wave theory]]
 
# [[Waves]]
 
# [[Waves]]

Latest revision as of 15:47, 29 March 2021



Definition of Diffraction:
Process by which energy of a wave is transmitted, radiated and dissipated laterally when reaching an obstacle such a breakwater and propagates into its sheltered region.
This is the common definition for Diffraction, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Wave diffraction around the tip of a breakwater. Image Google Earth.


See also

  1. Wave transformation
  2. Shallow-water wave theory
  3. Waves