Quantification of Swell Energy and Its Impact on Wetlands in a Deltaic Estuary
by Qin Jim Chen, Thomas Everett, Arash Karimpour, Robert Twilley, Estuaries and Coasts
This paper aims to quantify the role of swell and wind waves as they relate to coastal wetland and barrier island erosion. To do this, the authors introduced a numerical model that gives insight into the temporal and spatial variability of wave power. Increased understanding of these variable can help improve the success of wetland restoration projects.