Nearshore hydrodynamics and wave runup on rocky shore platforms

Carly Portch

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Shore platforms are ubiquitous rocky coastal features that shape nearshore hydrodynamic processes along many wave-exposed coastlines globally. These nearshore processes influence wave-induced water level variability at the shoreline (i.e., wave runup), however the relationship between nearshore and shoreline processes is not well understood. This thesis aims to use field observations on a high wave energy, morphologically-complex shore platform in combination with idealised two-dimensional(2D) and three-dimensional (3D) numerical modelling to improve our understanding of nearshore hydrodynamic processes and wave runup on shore platforms.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Cuttler, Mike, Supervisor
  • Buckley, Mark, Supervisor
  • Hansen, Jeff, Supervisor
  • Lowe, Ryan, Supervisor
Award date19 Sept 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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