# Wave setup

In fluid dynamics, wave setup is the increase in mean water level due to the presence of breaking waves.wikipedia
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Wave setup can be mathematically modeled by considering the variation in radiation stress.
As a result, varying radiation stresses induce changes in the mean surface elevation (wave setup) and the mean flow (wave-induced currents).

### Coastal flood

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### Fluid dynamics

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In fluid dynamics, wave setup is the increase in mean water level due to the presence of breaking waves.

### Arithmetic mean

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In fluid dynamics, wave setup is the increase in mean water level due to the presence of breaking waves.

### Water level

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In fluid dynamics, wave setup is the increase in mean water level due to the presence of breaking waves.

### Wind wave

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In fluid dynamics, wave setup is the increase in mean water level due to the presence of breaking waves.

### Surf zone

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This setup is primarily present in and near the coastal surf zone.

### Infragravity wave

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Besides a spatial variation in the (mean) wave setup, also a variation in time may be present – known as surf beat – causing infragravity wave radiation.

Besides a spatial variation in the (mean) wave setup, also a variation in time may be present – known as surf beat – causing infragravity wave radiation.

### Tensor

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Radiation stress is the tensor of excess horizontal-momentum fluxes due to the presence of the waves.

### Momentum

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Radiation stress is the tensor of excess horizontal-momentum fluxes due to the presence of the waves.

### Flux

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Radiation stress is the tensor of excess horizontal-momentum fluxes due to the presence of the waves.

### Wave shoaling

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As a progressive wave approaches shore and the water depth decreases, the wave height increases due to wave shoaling.

### Breaking wave

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After the waves break, the wave energy flux is no longer constant, but decreasing due to energy dissipation.

### Tropical cyclone

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Additionally, a larger near-surface wind field can generate higher storm surge due to the combination of longer wind fetch, longer duration, and enhanced wave setup.