In the last two decades, one of the most important research accomplishments in coastal hydrodynamics has been the development of accurate numerical models for nonlinear water wave propagation over a complex bathymetry from a relatively deep-water depth into the surf zone. This book contains five excellent papers reviewing different methodologies in various aspects of wave modeling; the authors are active researchers who have made original contributions to these subjects.
A review of Boussinesq-type equations for surface gravity waves, P.A. Madsen and H.A. Schaffer; wave runup and overtopping on beaches and coastal structures, N. Kobayashi; on second order wave loading and response in irregular seas, R.E. Taylor and M.P. Kernot; free surface tracking methods and their applications to wave hydrodynamics, P. Lin and P.-F. Liu; numerical methods for nonlinear waves, J.D. Fenton.