Water level and velocity measurements from the 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE)

Mark L. Buckley, Ryan J. Lowe, Jeff E. Hansen, Ap R. Van Dongeren & Curt D. Storlazzi
This data release contains water level and velocity measurements from wave runup experiments performed in a laboratory flume setting. Wave-driven water level variability (and runup at the shoreline) is a significant cause of coastal flooding induced by storms. Wave runup is challenging to predict, particularly along tropical coral reef-fringed coastlines due to the steep bathymetric profiles and large bottom roughness generated by reef organisms. The 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE) measured...