The significance of wave reflection on the erosion of upper inter-tidal mudflats

The significance of wave reflection on the erosion of upper inter-tidal mudflats.
Chellew, E.and Rossington, K. and Townend, I.H. and Amos, C.L. and Richardson, S.
In: ICCE 2010 (32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering), June 30 – July 5 2010, Shanghai, China. (2010)

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Abstract:The influence of seawalls in modifying the equilibrium form of a shoreline has previously caused extensive debate. A numerical model was used to predict the equilibrium form of muddy intertidal profiles, along a shoreline in Southampton Water, UK. It was found that the profile containing a seawall had a very different profile form to the undefended sites, and that this seawall profile could not be accurately represented in the model. The model was extended to include wave reflection from the seawall, producing a new prediction with a much improved resemblance of the observed profile. It was concluded that the likely cause of the different profile form at the site of the seawall in this case, is due to incident and reflected wave interaction.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Maritime > Estuary management
ID Code:487
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