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Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport: the role of advection

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Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport : the role of advection. / Aagaard, Troels; Greenwood, Brian.

I: Marine Geology, Bind 251, 2008, s. 1-14.

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Aagaard, T & Greenwood, B 2008, 'Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport: the role of advection', Marine Geology, bind 251, s. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2008.01.017

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Aagaard, T., & Greenwood, B. (2008). Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport: the role of advection. Marine Geology, 251, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2008.01.017

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Aagaard T, Greenwood B. Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport: the role of advection. Marine Geology. 2008;251:1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2008.01.017

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Aagaard, Troels ; Greenwood, Brian. / Oscillatory infragravity wave contribution to surf zone sediment transport : the role of advection. I: Marine Geology. 2008 ; Bind 251. s. 1-14.

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