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Solitary waves and wave groups at the shore

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A significant proportion of the world's population and physical assets are located in low lying coastal zones. Accurate prediction of wave induced run-up and overtopping of sea defences are important in defining the extent and severity of wave action, and in assessing risk to people and property from severe storms and tsunamis.

This thesis describes a one-dimensional numerical model based on the Boussinesq equations of Madsen and Sorensen (1992) and the non-linear shallow water equa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Ocean, Coastal and Water Resources Engineering Group
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2012-05-11

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