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Title: Estimating runup on beaches : a review of the state of the art
Authors: University of South Alabama. Department of Civil Engineering.
Douglass, Scott L.
Keywords: Coastal engineering
Wave runup
Ocean waves
Shore protection
Coastal changes
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Contract report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-90-3.
Description: Contract Report
Abstract: The literature on estimating extreme values of runup on beaches is reviewed. The few available models for estimating beach runup agree with each other and the available data. However, the models are of limited engineering usefulness. Also, the available data are significantly limited. The use of Hunt's Equation to scale beach run up should be carefully examined. Future research on beach run up is recommended and the importance of the engineering applications of such research is outlined. The extreme beach runup data set of R. A. Holman is published in Appendix B.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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