AbstractWave simulations from two Boussinesq-type models: BOSZ (Roeber & Cheung, 2012) and FUNWAVE (Shi et al., 2012), and a non-hydrostatic model: XBeach (Roelvink et al., 2009), are compared to observational data in a harbor and along the exposed coast of northwest O'ahu Island, Hawai'i, under highly energetic sea/swell forcing conditions. In the present comparison we attempt to address whether the models can (i) reproduce the observed spectra at different locations over a fringing reef and inside a harbor, and; (ii) draw a consistent 2-dimensional picture of the gravity and IG wave fields throughout the computational domain.
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