Advances in Wave Run-Up Measurement Techniques

Diogo Mendes, Umberto Andriolo, Maria Graça Neves

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Wave run-up is defined as the elevation of wave uprush on the beach profile or coastal structures above the still water level. Common applications of wave run-up measures include the prediction of flood events during storms, the design of coastal structures and the assessment of vulnerability in coastal management plans. This chapter gives a general overview of the techniques adopted to measure wave run-up. Traditional techniques, such as resistance wires, wave gauges, pressure sensors and ultrasonic sensors have been used in the field and laboratory. The advent of shore-base video monitoring systems have significantly improved the measurement on beaches in the last two decades.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances on Testing and Experimentation in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnics, Transportation, Hydraulics and Natural Resources
EditorsCarlos Chastre, José Neves, Diogo Ribeiro, Maria Graça Neves, Paulina Faria
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-05875-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-05874-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-259X
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2603


  • Beach
  • Coastal management
  • Coastal structures
  • Hydrodynamics


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