Swash zone characteristics at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

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Abstract

Runup data collected during the summer of 2005 at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA are analyzed and considered to be typical summer swash characteristics at this site. Analysis shows that the beach was dissipative with Iribarren numbers between 0.05 and 0.4 and that infragravity energy dominated. Foreshore slopes were mild between 0.01 and 0.05 with swash periods on the order of a minute. Predicted runup heights obtained with six previously developed analytical runup formulae were compared to measured extreme runup statistics. Formulations dependent on offshore wave height, foreshore slope and deep water wavelength gave reasonable results.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Swash zone characteristics at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA
DOI 10.1142/9789812709554_0078
Volume 1
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher World Scientific
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Coastal engineering 2006: proceedings of the 30th international conference: San Diego, California, USA, 3-8 September 2006
First page 909
Last page 921
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco
Other Geospatial Ocean Beach