Island Surge and Wave Measurements and Modeling

SWIMS Related Publications

A listing of some publications related to SWIMS.

Two- and Three-Dimensional Laboratory Studies of Wave Breaking, Dissipation, Setup, and Runup on Reefs 12MB (5/1/2012)

Boussinesq Modeling of Wave Propagation and Runup over Fringing Coral Reefs (Model Evaluation Report) (12/1/2007) - Extensive damage has occasionally been reported in low-lying coastal areas fronted by coral reefs during typhoons. Damages occur during typhoons because of the surge over the reefs.

Combined Wind and Waves over a Fringing Reef - Tropical islands may encounter strong wave and wind events due to tropical cyclones which cause severe damage and life-threatening conditions.

Laboratory Study of Wind Effect on Runup over Fringing Reefs (Report 1: Data Report) (7/1/2007) - This technical report describes design details of a wind-wave flume experiment and data obtained for evaluating numerical wave and surge models for island flooding.

Southeast Oahu Coastal Hydrodynamic Modeling with ADCIRC and STWAVE (7/1/2008) - This study provides the Honolulu District (POH) with numerical modeling tools for understanding nearshore circulation and sediment transport for Southeast Oahu (SEO).

TWAVE: A Modeling System for Flooding and Inundation of Islands by Tropical Storms (ERDC/CHL TR-09-2) (1/1/2009) - This report, the first of a series, describes the coastal modeling package TWAVE (Typhoon and WAVE) developed under the SWIMS project capable of modeling tropical cyclone winds, waves, storm surge, and coastal inundation.

Wave Transformation Modeling With Bottom Friction Applied To Southeast Oahu Reefs (11/1/2007) - A hydrodynamic modeling study was performed for the Southeast Oahu Regional Sediment Management demonstration project to provide the Corps of Engineers Honolulu District with a tool for understanding wave transformation and nearshore circulation

Wave Transformation Over Reefs: Evaluation of One-Dimensional Numerical Models (ERDC/CHL TR-09-1) (1/1/2009) - Three 1D numerical wave models are evaluated for wave transformation over reefs and estimates of wave setup, runup, and ponding levels in an island setting where the beach is fronted by fringing reef and lagoons.