Accession Number : ADA113648

Title :   Irregular Wave Runup on Smooth Slopes.

Descriptive Note : Coastal engineering technical aid rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Ahrens,John P

PDF Url : ADA113648

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The results of several laboratory studies have been used to develop a method to estimate the wave runup and rundown on plane, smooth slopes caused by irregular wave action. Curves and equations are presented which can be used to compute the 2-percent runup, significant runup, mean runup, and approximate lower limit of rundown. A procedure is suggested for adapting the smooth-slope results to wave runup on rough and porous slopes. Example problems illustrate the use of the material presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, Slope, Interactions, Water flow, Runoff, Estimates, Roughness, Porous materials

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE