Coastal Processes on the Wai-San-Ding Barrier of Taiwan STrait, R.O.C.

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by Ching-Her Hwang, Inst of Harbour and Marine, Technology, Taichung, Taiwan,
Po-Chin Lin, Inst of Harbour and Marine, Technology, Taichung, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Considerations in Coastal Zone Management:

Abstract: The coastal line processes on the Wan-San-Ding Barrier is discussed in this paper since 1900. The wave energy along this coast is computed from the measured wave by considering the refraction effect down to the breaking line. And the wind speed is used to hindcast the shortage of the wave height and period for obtaining the breaking wave energy by applying the regression equation among the field recorded wave height, period and wind speeds. Then the total breaking wave energy along this barrier coast is obtained. The littoral transport is calculated from the mesh method by comparing the echo-sounding maps. Therefore, the relationship between the wave energy and the littoral transport is correlated.

Subject Headings: Breaking waves | Coastal processes | Littoral drift | Wind power | Wave equations | Coastal environment | Hydro power | Wave refraction | Taiwan | Asia

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