Wave and current induced flows in aquatic vegetation canopies

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Abstract

Canopies formed by aquatic vegetation, such as seagrass meadows and mangroves, significantly modify waves and currents in the nearshore ocean, which is relatively poorly understood and traditionally neglected or highly simplified in coastal scale applications. This thesis provides an improved systematic understanding of canopy flow dynamics in the nearshore ocean through a combination of high-resolution laboratory experiments and detailed numerical modelling. Based on the newly obtained insights a widely used coastal engineering numerical model was improved, allowing for more accurate modelling of wave and current dynamics in marine ecosystems on field scale.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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