Accession Number : ADA323611

Title :   Wave Response of Kahului Harbor, Maui, Hawaii.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Edward F. ; Hadley, Lori L. ; Brandon, Willie A. ; McGehee, David D. ; Hubertz, Jon M.

PDF Url : ADA323611

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : Present and projected commercial activities in Kahului Harbor, Maui, Hawaii, indicate that new berths for barge and passenger ship operations will be needed. Deepening of the main harbor areas from 35 ft to 38 ft is also anticipated. The U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean, in coordination with the Harbors Division, Department of Transportation, State of Hawaii, requested field wave measurements and numerical (computer) model studies in support of long term planning. Field measurements were collected over a period of 18 months at a deepwater directional buoy, a directional array outside the harbor, and four gages inside the harbor. The numerical model, validated with field measurements for short waves (wind waves and swell) and long waves (harbor oscillations), was used to evaluate the technical feasibility of 11 alternative modifications to the harbor. Model results were compared to experience in the existing harbor and to general criteria for operational acceptability. A physical model study is recommended as a final phase of developing harbor modification plans.

Descriptors :   *HARBOR MODELS, OCEAN WAVES, COMMERCE, WIND, PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN MODELS, HYDRODYNAMICS, DEEP WATER, OCEAN TIDES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE