Numerical Modeling of the Coastal Current Regime at Yaquina Bay, Oregon

by Mary A. Cialone, US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
David P. Simpson, US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: The application of a family of hydrodynamic numerical models for simulating tidal and wave-induced currents at Yaquina Bay, Oregon, is described. An overview of four numerical models is given. They are: the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station's (WES) Implicit Flooding Model (WIFM), the Regional Coastal Processes Wave Propagation Model (RCPWAVE), the wave-induced current model (CURRENT), and a one-dimensional wave shoaling and breaking model. A description of the modeling techniques used is beneficial to those in planning, design, and operation of coastal navigation structures. This paper concentrates on a study involving the application of the models in an investigation of design alternatives for rehabilitating the collapsed seaward portion of the north jetty at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Subject Headings: Numerical models | Hydrologic models | Wave shoaling | Coastal processes | Model analysis | Ocean waves | Mathematical models | Wave propagation | Ocean currents | Bays | Oregon

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