Category: Tsunami

Revisiting the Applicability of the Iribarren Criteria to Tsunamis

The Iribarren number, also known as the surf similarity parameter, is a dimensionless parameter used to describe the interaction between waves and beaches. The Iribarren Criteria, based on this number, is a widely used guideline for determining whether waves break as spilling or plunging waves. This criterion has been used extensively in coastal engineering to