Robust Approach to Wave Runup Calculation

by Todd L. Walton, Jr., Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


Wind wave runup on a natural beach is examined for the case of an irregular wave forcing function. A pragmatic approach to the calculation of the runup time series and the corresponding runup probability distribution is suggested and compared to one set of field data. The method is found to be useful for rough calculation engineering purposes although many aspects of the wave runup prediction problem remain unanswered.

Subject Headings: Wind waves | Wave runup | Water waves | Beaches | Time series analysis | Probability | Irregular waves

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