Wave Dissipation Mechanisms in Spectral Phase-Resolved Nonlinear Wave Models Chapter uri icon


  • 2018 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. In this chapter, the interactions between frequency-dependent wave energy dissipation mechanisms and nonlinear phase-resolving spectral models are discussed. Dissipation due to wave breaking, wave-mud interaction and wave interaction with vegetation are outlined, and formulations, which can be directly included into phase-resolving spectral models, are detailed. These interactions are considered to be one-way (since the waves at most weakly affect the nature of the dissipative mechanism) and are potentially limited in application; however they are instructive in demonstrating the effect of dissipation on nonlinear wave evolution and can eventually guide development of phase-averaged formulations to enhance present operational models.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kaihatu, J. M., Ardani, S., Goertz, J. T., Venkattaramanan, A., & Sheremet, A.

complete list of authors

  • Kaihatu, James M||Ardani, Samira||Goertz, John T||Venkattaramanan, Aravinda||Sheremet, Alexandru

Book Title

  • Advances in Coastal Hydraulics

publication date

  • January 2018