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near-shore current system

near-shore current system A system of currents that is caused by wave activity within and adjacent to the breaker zone. The current system includes: the shoreward mass transport of water; longshore currents; and seaward-moving rip currents. This wave-induced current system often has a reversing tidal-current system superimposed on it.

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near-shore current system

near-shore current system System of currents caused by wave activity within and adjacent to the breaker zone. The current system includes: the shoreward mass transport of water; longshore currents; and seaward-moving rip currents. This wave-induced current system often has a reversing tidal-current system superimposed on it.

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"near-shore current system." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/near-shore-current-system