Undertow has been the subject of considerable discussion among geologists and has received some attention in the press. Some hold that it is a continuous return flow of water along the bottom from a shoreline and others contend that it is a pulsatory return of water alternating with its piling up due to the shoreward movement of waves of translation.
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Lugn, A. L.
"Some Observations on Undertow,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 33(1), 199-201.
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