Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Over a shallow reef the absence of a shoreline allows both setup and mean cross shore flow to result from gradients in the radiation stress through the surf zone on the outer part of the reef. The relative magnitude of setup and currents depends on the magnitude of the forcing and the geometry of the reef. In this paper observations of currents and setup over natural reefs and in the laboratory are presented revealing interesting features of these flows. A one dimensional analytic model is described which explains the observed features and is able to simulate the observed currents on a natural reef by adjusting friction and the reef width.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Dynamics '94
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Dynamics - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 21 Feb 199425 Feb 1994

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Dynamics
CityBarcelona, Spain
Period21/02/9425/02/94

Fingerprint

Reefs
Friction
Radiation
Geometry

Cite this

Symonds, G. (1994). Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef. In Coastal Dynamics '94 (pp. 1-13). American Society of Civil Engineers.
Symonds, Graham. / Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef. Coastal Dynamics '94. American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994. pp. 1-13
@inproceedings{73220ef8c06243ab98dcd3ac2beabc83,
title = "Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef",
abstract = "Over a shallow reef the absence of a shoreline allows both setup and mean cross shore flow to result from gradients in the radiation stress through the surf zone on the outer part of the reef. The relative magnitude of setup and currents depends on the magnitude of the forcing and the geometry of the reef. In this paper observations of currents and setup over natural reefs and in the laboratory are presented revealing interesting features of these flows. A one dimensional analytic model is described which explains the observed features and is able to simulate the observed currents on a natural reef by adjusting friction and the reef width.",
author = "Graham Symonds",
year = "1994",
language = "English",
pages = "1--13",
booktitle = "Coastal Dynamics '94",
publisher = "American Society of Civil Engineers",
address = "United States",

}

Symonds, G 1994, Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef. in Coastal Dynamics '94. American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 1-13, Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, 21/02/94.

Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef. / Symonds, Graham.

Coastal Dynamics '94. American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994. p. 1-13.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

TY - GEN

T1 - Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef

AU - Symonds, Graham

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - Over a shallow reef the absence of a shoreline allows both setup and mean cross shore flow to result from gradients in the radiation stress through the surf zone on the outer part of the reef. The relative magnitude of setup and currents depends on the magnitude of the forcing and the geometry of the reef. In this paper observations of currents and setup over natural reefs and in the laboratory are presented revealing interesting features of these flows. A one dimensional analytic model is described which explains the observed features and is able to simulate the observed currents on a natural reef by adjusting friction and the reef width.

AB - Over a shallow reef the absence of a shoreline allows both setup and mean cross shore flow to result from gradients in the radiation stress through the surf zone on the outer part of the reef. The relative magnitude of setup and currents depends on the magnitude of the forcing and the geometry of the reef. In this paper observations of currents and setup over natural reefs and in the laboratory are presented revealing interesting features of these flows. A one dimensional analytic model is described which explains the observed features and is able to simulate the observed currents on a natural reef by adjusting friction and the reef width.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028573540&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference paper

SP - 1

EP - 13

BT - Coastal Dynamics '94

PB - American Society of Civil Engineers

ER -

Symonds G. Theory and observation of currents and setup over a shallow reef. In Coastal Dynamics '94. American Society of Civil Engineers. 1994. p. 1-13