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Tsunami Bore Formation Over a Fringing Reef

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This NEESR-SG project investigates tsunami hazards faced by coastal infrastructure through experimental and numerical simulation. Primary focus of the investigation is tsunami bore formation, coastal inundation, resulting scour and fluid loads on structures. The focus of the experiments is to obtain quality data that can be used to validate numerical models and codes. This paper presents an overview of
the experimental program relating to transition from an open ocean solitary wave to a tsunami bore approaching the shoreline. In particular, it refers to the development of a tsunami bore over a fringing reef common to Hawaii and other tropical islands. Subsequent development of numerical models to predict this tsunami wave transition to a bore are introduced.



Volker Roeber, Kwok-Fai Cheung, Ian N. Robertson, H. Ronald Riggs

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  • Volker Roeber, Kwok-Fai Cheung, Ian N. Robertson, H. Ronald. Riggs (2009): Tsunami Bore Formation Over a Fringing Reef. Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • kwok Cheung; Ian Robertson; Ron Riggs (2010), "Tsunami Bore Formation Over a Fringing Reef,"

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