Assessment of random wave energy dissipation due to submerged aquatic plants in shallow water using deep water wave conditions
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Original versionJournal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Part M). 2021, . 10.1177/14750902211039989
This article addresses the random wave energy dissipation due to submerged aquatic plants in shallow water based on deep water wave conditions including estimation of wave damping. The motivation is to provide a simple engineering tool suitable to use when assessing random wave damping due to small patches of plants in shallow water. Examples of application for typical field conditions are provided. The present method versus common practice is discussed. A possible application of the outcome of this study is that it can be used as a parameterization of wave energy dissipation due to vegetation patches of limited size in operational estuarine and coastal circulation models.