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Research article
05 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 05 Jul 2016

Modelling wave–current interactions off the east coast of Scotland

Alessandro D. Sabatino, Chris McCaig, Rory B. O'Hara Murray, and Michael R. Heath

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The present research describes the effect of wave–current interactions and wave–wave interactions during severe storms on the east coast of Scotland. In this area, results show that the currents contribute substantially to the modification of wave properties in the shallow coastal areas, while the wave–wave interactions are more important offshore.