than the weakly nonlinear model and should only be used to investigate

highly asymmetric waves in shallow water, wave-induced currents, and

wave-current interaction.

Wave Breaking Option (Y/N) Wave breaking should be enabled if the

significant wave height is going to be greater than half the water depth in the

shallowest regions of the computational area (*H*mo > *h*min/2).

for breaking waves. Should be set equal to the significant wave height (*l*t =

Smagorinsky Constant *C*s Eddy viscosity coefficient for subgrid turbulence.

0.5. The default value is 0.0.

Wave Runup Option (Y/N) The runup scheme used in the numerical model

is designed to simulate subcritical flow conditions on mild slopes. It cannot

resolve details of supercritical flow on steep slopes. The runup option should

only be used with the fully nonlinear model equation option.

Minimum Flooding Depth Parameter used control the stability of runup

computations. Its value should be of the order of one-hundredth of the

incident wave height (*H*/100).

BOUSS-2D calculates the time-dependent evolution of the water-surface eleva-

tion and horizontal velocities over a rectangular grid. For most simulations, it

would require an excessive amount of disk space to store the surface elevation

and velocity data at every grid point for all the simulation time-steps. To mini-

mize disk storage requirements, the program outputs the time-averaged values of

the variables over the entire grid or time-histories of the variables at specified

grid points in the computational domain. All output files start with a prefix (xxx)

specified by the user. The different output file options are given in the following

paragraphs:

Mean water level η ( *x*, *y*) distribution over the computational grid

(xxx_mwl.grd) The free surface fluctuations are averaged over the duration

of the synthesized or input time record, *t*w, specified in Step 6, i.e.,

1 ts

∑η( *x*, *y*, *t *)

η ( *x*, *y*) =

where *N *= *t*w/∆*t *and *t*s is the duration of the numerical simulation specified in

Step 8. The user should make sure that the duration of the numerical simula-

tion is long enough to establish steady-state conditions in the numerical wave

basin.

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