Estimation of time-dependent wave set-up height in a river entrance

Hyun Seok Lee, Hitoshi Tanaka

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Precise prediction of water level in a river mouth is of practical importance for flood inundation modeling in the vicinity of a river mouth. The water level in a river entrance is influenced by several external forces, such as river discharge, tidal motion and wave action, though, very little attention has been paid to the effect of waves. In recent years, several wave set-up observations at a river mouth have been reported. From those results, it has been concluded that the height of wave set-up shows distinct dependence on the geomorphology of river entrance. However, quantitative relationship between the magnitude of wave set-up height and wave condition has not thoroughly been clarified yet. In this study, a method is proposed for estimating time-dependent wave set-up height at a river entrance, and the result is compared with laboratory data by the present authors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2006, ICCE 2006
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789812706362
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Event30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Sep 32006 Sep 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Other30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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