AbstractCoral reefs protect the coast from erosion and flood hazards through breaking of energetic waves offshore. The enhanced circulation, generated through wave breaking and setup, sustains a diversity of marine life in the sheltered near-shore environment. We present a combined field and numerical study to investigate the complex physical processes over fringing reefs.
Roeber, V., Cheung, K.F. (2012). Boussinesq-type model for energetic breaking waves in fringing reef environments. Coastal Engineering, 70(1), 1-20.
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