According to recent investigations on bottom boundary layer development under tsunami, a wave boundary can be observed even at the water depth of 10 m, rather than a steady flow type boundary layer. Moreover, it has been surprisingly reported that the tsunami boundary layer remains laminar in the deep-sea area. For this reason, the bottom boundary layer under tsunami experiences two transitional processes during the wave shoaling: (1) flow regime transition in a wave-motion boundary layer from laminar to the turbulent regime, and (2) transition from non-depth-limited (wave boundary layer) to depth-limited boundary layer (steady flow boundary layer). In the present study, the influence of these two transition processes on tsunami wave height damping has been investigated using a wave energy flux model. Moreover, a difference of calculation results by using the conventional steady flow friction coefficient was clarified.
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