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Title: Wave response of Kaumalapau Harbor, Lanai, Hawaii
Authors: Smith, Ernest R.
Keywords: Hindcast data
Kaurnalapau (Hawaii)
Numerical models
Wave response studies
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-98-11.
Description: Technical report
Kaumalapau Harbor, the main commercial harbor for Lanai, Hawaii, is being studied for development. This harbor is protected from the open ocean by a single rubble-mound breakwater. The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) was asked to carryout a wave response study for the harbor. WES collected field data to validate physical and numerical models and assess hindcast data. A numerical model study was used to assist in optimizing the placement of field wave gauges, to maximize efficiency of physical model experiments by identifying the most promising modification plans and most damaging incident wave directions, and to evaluate harbor oscillation characteristics of the proposed plan. An undistorted, three-dimensional physical mode of Kaumalapau Harbor was used to evaluate harbor response to short-period waves for existing conditions and two alternative harbor layout configurations, straight and dogleg breakwaters plans, respectively, for three incident wave directions as well as optimize the stability of the proposed breakwater design.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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