Modelling and measuring waves in coastal waters

Wolf, Judith ORCID:; Osuna, Pedro; Howarth, Michael; Souza, Alejandro. 2006 Modelling and measuring waves in coastal waters. In: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, 4-8 September 2006. San Diego, 539-551.

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.

Download (555kB)


We investigate some aspects of wave-current interaction in the modelling and observations of waves and currents in the Irish Sea. The interaction of waves and currents through the surface and bottom stress, as well as refraction of waves by currents, is included in a coupled wave-current model. Long-term measurements of currents and waves, starting in November 2002, are being made in the Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory in the Irish Sea. The large tidal range, relatively shallow depth and waves up to 5m suggest significant wave–current interactions will occur here and the measurements should provide a good test of coupled hydrodynamic-wave models. Some of the problems of getting observational data to validate or challenge these models are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Permission to re-use this paper from
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 22 Dec 2008 12:52 +0 (UTC)

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...