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Fig. 5. Definition sketch for the depth over crest of an ebb shoal (cross-section from Shinnecock Inlet, NY, survey of May 1998).
were not included in the regression. Tidal prism, wave
determining limiting bottom slopes are expected to
steepness, and combined tidal prism and wave height
include jetty configuration and sediment grain size.
were also examined for predictive skill, but no corre-
Stabilized inlets such as Shinnecock Inlet and
lation was found with limiting slope. Other factors
Moriches Inlet that have significant tidal forcing
Fig. 6. Linear regression between the maximum slope observed on the ebb shoal and significant wave height.