João Alfredo Santos, Eric Didier, Maria da Graça Neves, Óscar Ferreira, Luís Gil, Ana Matias

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As a first step towards the improvement of the characterization of long wave activity at the southern coast of mainland Portugal, a numerical model was developed to simulate wave propagation perpendicular to the coast. This numerical wave tank solves the non-linear initial boundary value problem associated to wave propagation by means of a direct boundary element method. Some preliminary results of the study on the influence of bottom morphology on bound long wave propagation are presented in this paper, which includes also a characterization of the wave storms at the Algarve. The numerical results together with field measurements, still to be carried out, will enable the assessment of the free long wave energy fraction that is produced by the wave group shoaling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2002: Solving Coastal Conundrums, ICCE 2002
EditorsJane McKee Smith
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9812382380, 9789812382382
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2002 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Conference28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2002
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales


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