LAGRANGIAN DRIFTER MODELLING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL RIP CURRENT

Leandro Suarez, Rodrigo Cienfuegos, Eric Barthélemy, Hervé Michallet, Cristian Escauriaza

Abstract


A non-uniform alongshore wave forcing on an experimental uneven mobile bathymetry create mean circulation on a rip channel. A 2D numerical hydrodynamic model that integrates the non-linear shallow-water equations in a shock-capturing finite-volume framework is used to validate the nearshore circulation, and drifters displacement.

Keywords


rip currents; non-linear shallow-water equations ; lagrangian drifters

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