Violent Wave Overtopping: CLASH Field Measurements at Samphire Hoe

As part of a major European research project into wave overtopping at coastal structures, overtopping discharges have been measured at full-scale on a vertical seawall in Southern England. The measurement site, Samphire Hoe, is an area of reclaimed land just west of Dover on the English channel coast, and is an ideal location for monitoring overtopping. The site is described in detail and the design and operation of the measurement equipment are also outlined in the paper. Overtopping was measured on three occasions and the storms and their results are discussed. It is shown that the field measurements compare will with empirical prediction methods. Additional discussion interprets the hazardous nature of each of the storms.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 469-480
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2005 7:26AM