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Large-scale 3-D experiments of wave and current interaction with realvegetation. Part 1: Guidelines for physical modeling
Lara, J.L.; Maza, M.; Ondiviela, B.; Trinogga, J.; Losada, I.J.; Bouma, T.J; Gordejuela, N. (2016). Large-scale 3-D experiments of wave and current interaction with realvegetation. Part 1: Guidelines for physical modeling. Coast. Eng. 107: 70-83.
In: Coastal Engineering: An International Journal for Coastal, Harbour and Offshore Engineers. Elsevier: Amsterdam; Lausanne; New York; Oxford; Shannon; Tokyo. ISSN 0378-3839, more
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    Guidelines; Real vegetation; Large-scale 3-D experiments; Waves and currents; Natural-based solutions

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  • Lara, J.L.
  • Maza, M.
  • Ondiviela, B., more
  • Trinogga, J.
  • Losada, I.J., more
  • Bouma, T.J, more
  • Gordejuela, N.

    The growing interest in incorporating nature-based solutions and ecosystemservices as part of coastal protectionschemes has recently increased in the literature and focused on the understanding and modeling of wave andcurrent interactions with natural coastal landforms, such as salt marshes. With this purpose, using flumes orbasins has been one of the preferred options in experimental modeling under controlled conditions. However,due to the inherent complexities associated with this approach, most of the previously published experimentsare based on wave-flume experiments using vegetation mimics. The current demand for understanding therelevant processes requires a step forward, which includes experimental modeling with real vegetation onboth a relevant large scale and at a sufficiently large water depth. In response to foreseen needs, this studyprovides useful guidance based on the experience gained from a unique set of experiments conducted in alarge wave basin, including wave and current interaction with real salt marsh vegetation. This study reports onplant collection and growing strategies, plant properties, physical set-up, instrumentation, and experimentalstrategy and dismantling, providing guidelines aimed at being helpful for future experimental efforts at theinterface of engineering and ecology.

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