Extreme Wave Events on Barrier Reefs: A Driver for Critical Regime?

Damien Sous, Marion Tissier, Frédéric Bouchette, Guillaume Dodet, Vincent Rey

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Sous, D.; Tissier, M.; Bouchette, F.; Dodet, G., and Rey, V., 2020. Extreme wave events on barrier reefs: A driver for critical regime? In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 654-658. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. This paper describes the hydrodynamic regimes reached over barrier reefs during extreme wave events. The study is based on a combined approach relying, on one hand, on an extensive in-situ experiment over the Ouano reef-lagoon system, New Caledonia and, on the other hand, on wave-resolving numerical modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-658
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Issue numbersp1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Barrier reefs
  • extreme waves
  • Froude number
  • pressure gradient
  • wave-induced setup

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