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STUDIES

 

MEASURING EROSION PER WAKE

These Studies Measure the Erosion Each Time a Boat Goes by:

    Table of erosion per boat trip

    California, USA

         Data

    Maryland, USA

         Graph, erosion at different speeds

         Data & graphs of boat erosion & water level 1903-2005

    Tasmania, Australia

    Alaska, USA

         Data

 

MEASURING EROSION PER YEAR

These  Studies Measure the Erosion per Year. They Did Not Count Boats, so They Do Not Show Erosion per Trip:

    English Broads

         Graph showing erosion at low speeds

         Data on erosion 1883-1976

    Virginia, USA

         Data on erosion 1849-1942

         Data & graphs of water level 1903-2005

    Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, USA

    Quebec, Canada

 

LIFTING SEDIMENT OFF THE BOTTOM HARMS WATER LIFE

    Florida

    Illinois/Minnesota/Wisconsin

    Maryland

    Pennsylvania

 

OTHER EFFECTS OF EROSION

    Loch Lomond, Scotland

    Venice, Italy

    Numerous other places

 

MANY PUBLISHED STUDIES

GRAPHICS & FORMULAS

 

GRAPHS OF FUEL, SPEED, EROSION, BOAT LENGTH

    Tasmania, Australia (see p.3 of the link)

    Maryland graph

    Boat manufacturer's graph

    Extensive graphs & list of boats' fuel efficiency

 

ESTIMATED DISTANCES THAT WAKES TRAVEL

 

PHOTOS

    Clear photo of wake

    Numerous other photos

 

FORMULAS FOR WAVES

         Numerical Examples Applying Formulas

         Data on Fuel Efficiency

    Wave Energy

    Wave Height

    Wave Decay  Table of Distances

    Wave Speeds

    Particle Speed

    Angle of Boat Wakes: Diverging & Transverse Waves

    Wave Period, Disappearance of Transverse Waves

    Waves Created by Winds

 

MORE DAMAGE IS COMING TO YOUR WATERWAY