Aniśkiewicz, P.; Benedyczak, R.; Furmańczyk K., and Andrzejewski P., C.S., 2016. Validation of Empirical Wave Run-up Formulas to the Polish Baltic Sea Coast. In: Vila-Concejo, A.; Bruce, E.; Kennedy, D.M., and McCarroll, R.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Coastal Symposium (Sydney, Australia). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No. 75, pp. 243–247. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
The empirical wave run-up formulas were adapted in previous researches by many authors. One of them adapted the formula for dynamic Polish Baltic Sea coast (Paprotny et al., 2014). In the present paper the available formulas were validated using the camera images and measurements made by GPS RTK along the profile located in Dziwnówek during calm weather conditions. The experiment was carried out in Dziwnówek from June 1st to August 31st 2014. The range of water level was varied from −0.25 to 0.44 m above average sea level elevation from real sea level elevation data from Institute of Meteorology and Water Management and about −0.405 to 0.402 above average sea level elevation from hydrodynamic model M3D. The results of wave run-up with a 2% probability of occurrence were created using real and modelled elevation data to compare results. Significant wave height was about 0.01–1.61 m and peak wave period varied from 2.01 to 8.39 seconds. The camera provides images during the 15 minutes events in every hour sampled at 1 Hz. The highest wave run-up was identified along the profile in every available picture. Data from camera were compared with modelled range of beach inundation. The research was done in the framework of SatBałtyk project. The number of project is: POIG.01.01.02-22-011/09.