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Title: Wave response of Kikiaola Harbor, Kauai, Hawaii
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pacific Ocean Division.
Thompson, Edward F.
Lin, Lihwa.
Hadley, Lori L.
Hubertz, John M.
Keywords: Harbor resonance
Kikiaola Harbor
Numerical modeling
Wind waves and swell
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-98-5.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean, is evaluating possible improvements to Kikiaola Harbor, Hawaii. Objectives include (a) reducing shoaling in the entrance and harbor, and (b) reducing the frequency of occurrence of breaking waves near the harbor entrance. The Pacific Ocean Division requested that the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station numerically study two proposed plans for improvement, including modifications to the existing entrance (Plan 1) and an extended east breakwater affording vessel access to the harbor from the west rather than the south (Plan 6). Wind wave and swell conditions were studied in the existing and plan harbors. The standard criterion for wave height in berthing areas was satisfied by all of the harbor configurations. The plan configurations generally satisfied the standard criterion for entrance and access channels except the most seaward part of the entrance channel slightly exceeded the criterion. The existing entrance failed to meet the criterion. Harbor oscillations were studied in only the existing and Plan 6 harbors. Both configurations are free of oscillation problems inside the harbor.
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