Influence of Vegetation Flexibility on Hydrodynamics and Wave Attenuation, Hydralab+ Experiment Dataset



This dataset provides the raw data from a series of experiments investigating the influence of submerged aquatic vegetation blade flexibility on wave hydrodynamics. The experiments were conducted as part of collaborative research between the University of Hull and the University of Aberdeen as part of Hydralab+ (, and were completed within the Aberdeen University Random Wave Flume (AURWF). The dataset is supported by a data storage report titled "HYPLUS-HULL-ABDN-01: Influence of Vegetation Flexibility on Hydrodynamics and Wave Attenuation". Due to storage capacity restrictions, the photograph and video media has been removed from this dataset, but can be provided upon request form the authors.
The experimental campaign is distinguished into two experimental series:
Series 1 - Velocity Measurements:
Velocity measurements were conducted for three regular wave conditions, for nine surrogate aquatic vegetation canopies: two canopy heights, two canopy densities, and four vegetation flexibilities. High-resolution non-intrusive velocity measurements were made with a two-component Laser-Doppler Anemometer (LDA), measuring a vertical profile in the centre of each canopy from the flume baseboard top to slightly below the free surface. These measurements were coupled with wave gauge recordings.
Series 2 - Wave Attenuation Measurements
Wave attenuation measurements were obtained for the nine surrogate vegetation canopies explained in series 1, plus one additional canopy with a greater submergence ratio, for a total of 2 irregular and 12 regular wave conditions.
Date made available2018

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