Wave runup and wave rundown estimation based on long-term variation of wind statistics
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Original versionProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Maritime Engineering. 2018, 171 (1), 40-46. 10.1680/jmaen.2017.12
The paper presents a simple analytical method that can be used to estimate wave runup (RU) and wave rundown (RD) on shorelines and coastal structures for sea states based on long-term wind statistics. Eight different recently published wave RU formulae and one RD formula are applied together with wind statistics from the northern North Sea, the North Atlantic and the North-West Shelf of Australia. Examples of results representing realistic field conditions are provided, demonstrating how global wind statistics can be used to make first-order estimates of wave RU and wave RD.