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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

PCMSC Seminar Series

February 21st, 2018, 2:00pm

Dirk Rijnsdorp

University of Delaware

Filling in the Blank Spots on the Map

Photographs from the speaker's upcoming lecture.

Abstract: SWASH is an open-source non-hydrostatic wave-flow model that is capable of simulating the wave and flow dynamics in realistic coastal regions. Over the past years, such wave-flow models have become an increasingly popular tool for both scientific and engineering purposes within the field of harbour and coastal engineering. Applications include, for example, modelling of complex nonlinear nearshore wave dynamics, agitation of waves in harbours, wave-induced flows (e.g., longshore and rip-currents), and runup oscillations at the beach. With this talk, I will present the basic modelling philosophy and an overview of the current capabilities of the SWASH model. Furthermore, several recent developments will be highlighted that have pushed the capabilities of the non-hydrostatic approach. This includes a subgrid approach that makes the modelling of 3D wave-induced flow features (e.g., undertow) feasible at field scales, and an extension of the model to simulate the interactions of waves with floating structures (e.g., ships and wave energy converters).


February 28th, 2018, 2:00pm

Luca Malatesta


Directions and Parking

Street map of our location.
[Larger version]

From the San Francisco Bay Area:
Take your favorite highway to Hwy 17 South to Hwy 1
At the Hwys 17+1 merge, keep right
Follow signs to “Hwy 1 North, Half Moon Bay, UC Santa Cruz”
Stay on Hwy 1 North (keep in right-most lanes)
Hwy 1 is also named Mission Street — Follow Mission for about 2 miles
At the Western Drive stop light, turn left onto Western Drive
The building right in front of you is the
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street

From the south coast or from Hwy 17:
Take Hwy 1 North to west Santa Cruz
At the Western Drive stop light, turn left onto Western
The building right in front of you is the
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street

From the north coast:
Take Hwy 1 South to west Santa Cruz
At the Western Drive stop light, turn right onto Western
The building right in front of you is the
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street

Parking:
Limited parking spaces may be available in the parking lot located on the NE corner of Western Drive and Mission Street
Limited parking is available along Mission Street and along Natural Bridges Drive
Entrance to PCMSC is at 2885 Mission Street

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