Extreme wave runup on a steep coastal profile
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionAIP Advances. 2020, 10 (10), 105205. 10.1063/5.0020128
It is shown that very steep coastal profiles can give rise to unexpectedly large wave events at the coast. We combine insight from exact solutions of a simplified mathematical model with photographs from observations at the Norwegian coast near the city of Haugesund. The results suggest that even under moderate wave conditions, very large run-up can occur at the shore.