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Title: Wave overtopping and flood risk assessment in harbours: A case study of the Port of Las Nieves, Gran Canaria
Authors: Santana-Ceballos, Javier
Fortes, Conceição Juana
Reis, María Teresa
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Germán 
UNESCO Clasification: 251007 Oceanografía física
Keywords: Flood risk
Neural networks
Port of Las Nieves
Wave overtopping
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment 
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future
Abstract: This paper presents the analysis of the probability of occurrence of wave overtopping events as well as its consequences at the Port of Las Nieves in Agaete, Gran Canaria Island, with the evaluation of the resulting level of flood risk. The study has been conducted using a third-generation spectral wave model to reproduce wave propagation from deep to shallow water depths considering the associated mean sea level, and a neural network-based model, for estimating mean wave overtopping discharges. Results reveal that overtopping in the initial sections of the port, located in the port access area, is substantially higher than that associated with the cross-sections of the main body of the breakwater, so that control actions to reduce overtopping are required due to the important socioeconomic implications regarding the infrastructure inoperability.
ISSN: 1743-3509
DOI: 10.2495/CC170011
Source: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment [ISSN 1743-3509], v. 170, p. 1-10, (Enero 2017)
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