Resonance Induced by Edge Waves in Hua-Lien Harbor
Source: Journal of Oceanography, Volume 60, Number 6, November 2004 , pp. 1035-1043(9)
Abstract:This article first reviews previous numerical studies on the resonance problem of Hua-Lien Harbor. All the research leads to the conclusion that resonance can be stimulated by 2-D infragravity waves. However, a literature survey suggests that outside the harbor these plane infragravity waves are too small to excite violent water-body movement inside. On the other hand, 3-D infragravity waves trapped along the coastline, also known as edge waves, are more likely to exist outside the harbor and their effect needs to be thoroughly discussed. Based on previous measurements, the response of Hua-Lien Harbor is best simulated using edge waves of 160 and 140 second periods and their resonance mechanisms are analyzed. The former case has a longitudinal resonant mode and hence the amplitude in the inner harbor is large. The latter case has a transverse mode in the outer basin and hence only berths in the outer basin are influenced. These features are both consistent with field measurement. Therefore, it is very likely that edge waves are responsible for the resonance of Hua-Lien Harbor. Finally, based on observation after the construction of the present offshore breakwaters, a theory is proposed to explain the trapping of incident edge waves, and a measure to further reduce the resonance is discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Physical Oceanography, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70 Lien-hai Rd., Kaohsiung, 80424, Taiwan, Email: email@example.com 2: Center of Harbor and Marine Technology, IOT, Wuchi, 435, Taiwan,
Publication date: November 1, 2004