Role of Beach Morphology in Wave Overtopping Hazard Assessment
AbstractUnderstanding the role of beach morphology in controlling wave overtopping volume will further minimise uncertainties in flood risk assessments at coastal locations defended by engineered structures worldwide. XBeach is used to model wave overtopping volume for a 1:200 year joint probability distribution of waves and water levels with measured, pre- and post-storm beach profiles. The simulation with measured bathymetry is repeated with and without morphological evolution enabled during the modelled storm event. This research assesses the role of morphology in controlling wave overtopping volumes for hazardous events that meet the typical design level of coastal defence structures. Results show that disabling storm-driven morphology under-represents modelled wave overtopping volumes by up to 39% under high
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Phillips, B.T.; Brown, J.M.; Bidlot, J.-R.; Plater, A.J. Role of Beach Morphology in Wave Overtopping Hazard Assessment. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 1.
Phillips BT, Brown JM, Bidlot J-R, Plater AJ. Role of Beach Morphology in Wave Overtopping Hazard Assessment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2017; 5(1):1.Chicago/Turabian Style
Phillips, Benjamin T.; Brown, Jennifer M.; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond; Plater, Andrew J. 2017. "Role of Beach Morphology in Wave Overtopping Hazard Assessment." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 5, no. 1: 1.
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