HURRICANE MARIE AND THE PORT OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA

  • Chuck Mesa
  • Matthew Wesley

Abstract

This paper describes the performance of the Middle Breakwater at the Port of Long Beach, California, USA. On 27 August 2014, swell waves generated by Hurricane Marie, a category 5 storm, severely damaged the breakwater. This paper evaluates general breakwater characteristics, incident wave conditions, and a wave transformation analysis that identifies uniquely contributing factors to the structure damages.

References

O'Brien, M. P., & University of California, Berkeley. (1947). Wave refraction at Long Beach and Santa Barbara, California. Berkeley, Calif: University of California, Dept. of Engineering.

Lin, L., Z. Demirbilek, H. Mase, J. Zheng, and F. Yamada. 2008. CMS-Wave: A near-shore spectral wave processes model for coastal inlets and navigation projects. Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Technical Report ERDC/CHLTR- 08-13. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Mesa, C., & Wesley, M. (2018). HURRICANE MARIE AND THE PORT OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.90. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.90