OpenFOAM models of low- and high-relief sites from the coral reef flat off Waiakane, Molokai, Hawaii

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Description OpenFOAM Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models were developed to simulate wave energy dissipation across natural rough reef surfaces on the reef flat off Waiakane, Molokai, Hawaii, to understand this process in the context of reef restoration design. A total of 140 models were developed (70 per low- and 70 per high-bed-relief domains). Models were calibrated and validated with oceanographic datasets collected in 2018. This data release presents the 140 model scenarios that can be readily input into OpenFOAM to recreate the results, in addition to a csv file indicating the parameters used for each model scenario. These model data accompany Norris and others (2023) [Norris, B.K., Storlazzi, C.D., Pomeroy, A.W.M., Rosenberger, K.J., Logan, J.B., and Cheriton, O.M., 2023, Combining field observations and high-resolution numerical modeling to demonstrate the effect of coral reef roughness on turbulence and its implications for reef restoration design: Coastal Engineering,]. [More]
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