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From Glossary of Meteorology
An increase/decrease in the
mean water level
on a beach due to the effects of waves running up the beach and breaking.
Set-down occurs prior to breaking, and set-up after breaking. Under some conditions the set- up can be large enough to contribute to local
and overtopping of sea defenses.
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