Review of Long Wave Dynamics over Reefs and into Ports with Implication for Port Operations
AbstractThis paper reviews the dynamics of infragravity (long-period) waves over reef systems and the consequences of these waves for operations in ports located behind reefs with particular attention to Western Australia. Swells which originate in the Southern Ocean generate long (infragravity) waves, which propagate to the coast. On the reef edge, the swell waves are largely dissipated, transferring energy to turbulence and heat but also in that process generating long wave energy. The remaining swell waves are dominated by the infragravity waves and propagate towards the mainland and into port basins where they cause moored ship motions with consequences for the operational downtime of the port’s operations. When contemplating solutions to mitigate the impact of the long wave problems, these may be addressed from two sides: from the load side (waves) and the strength side (mooring). The former will be discussed in this paper. View Full-Text
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van Dongeren, A.; de Jong, M.; van der Lem, C.; van Deyzen, A.; den Bieman, J. Review of Long Wave Dynamics over Reefs and into Ports with Implication for Port Operations. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4, 12.
van Dongeren A, de Jong M, van der Lem C, van Deyzen A, den Bieman J. Review of Long Wave Dynamics over Reefs and into Ports with Implication for Port Operations. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2016; 4(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
van Dongeren, Ap; de Jong, Martijn; van der Lem, Cock; van Deyzen, Alex; den Bieman, Joost. 2016. "Review of Long Wave Dynamics over Reefs and into Ports with Implication for Port Operations." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 4, no. 1: 12.
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