University of Twente Student Theses

Login

Wave attenuation over marshlands : determination of marshland influences on New Orleans' flood protection

Vosse, M. (2008) Wave attenuation over marshlands : determination of marshland influences on New Orleans' flood protection.

[img] PDF
7MB
Abstract:After hurricane Katrina, a lot of attention has been raised for coastal protection near New Orleans. The protection structures of New Orleans had to be restored and at some locations new structures are planned. To design these coastal enhancement plans, it is important to know the forces acting on the system. Especially the effects of the large area of marshes in front of the New Orleans coast are still uncertain. The predictions of surge heights are expected to be pretty well. For wave heights in relation to the marsh vegetation there are more doubts. The fact that very limited data is available of waves in the area and that wave models do not incorporate vegetation, results in large uncertainties in the predictions. Therefore the objective of this study is: Determination of marshland influences on wave attenuation in the surroundings of New Orleans.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Royal Haskoning
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58496
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page