Numerical investigation of infragravity wave amplifications during harbor oscillations influenced by variable offshore topography

Junliang Gao, Chunyan Ji, Xiaojian Ma, Yingyi Liu, Oleg Gaidai

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Abstract

The infragravity (IG) period oscillations inside an elongated rectangular harbor near the offshore fringing reef induced by normal-incident bichromatic short wave groups are simulated using a fully nonlinear Boussinesq model, FUNWAVE 2.0. Based on an IG wave separation procedure, this article presents a systematical investigation on how the maximum IG period component amplitude, the bound and free IG waves, and their relative components inside the harbor change with respect to the plane reef-face slope and the incident short wave amplitude under the condition of the 2nd to the 5th modes. For the given harbor and the ranges of the reef-face slope and the incident short wave amplitude studied in this paper, it is shown that both the maximum IG period component amplitude and the free IG wave component amplitude inside the harbor fluctuate widely with the reef-face slope, and their changing trends with the reef-face slope are almost identical with each other, while the bound IG waves inside the harbor seem insensitive to it. Both the maximum IG period component amplitude and those of the bound and free IG standing waves inside the harbor change cubically with the incident short wave amplitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1162
Number of pages12
JournalOcean Dynamics
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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