In Equation 33, the wave and roller properties are taken at the cell

which is taken in the middle of the cell. After solving the wave action flux

conservation equation, all wave quantities are known at all grid points and the

roller mass flux *m*R is the only unknown. Thus, starting from the most

offshore grid point where wave breaking should be absent (*m*R = 0), *m*R can be

determined at all shoreward grid points.

The cross-shore momentum equation is also solved through an explicit

finite-difference approach following Kraus and Larson (1991). Thus, no

iteration is performed between the wave and setup/setdown calculations,

implying that the water depth for the water-level calculations are displaced

half of a grid cell from the true value. Setup/setdown calculations are

typically well behaved, so this shift has negligible influence on accuracy,

although on a steep foreshore some loss of accuracy can result.

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