Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Research article
16 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 16 Jun 2023

A predictive equation for wave setup using genetic programming

Charline Dalinghaus, Giovanni Coco, and Pablo Higuera

Data sets

Observations of Wave Runup, Setup, and Swash on Natural Beaches H. F. Stockdon and R. A. Holman

Data Coast and Ocean Collective

Model code and software

WaveSetup_GP C. Dalinghaus

Short summary
Wave setup is a critical component of coastal flooding. Consequently, understanding and being able to predict wave setup is vital to protect coastal resources and the population living near the shore. Here, we applied machine learning to improve the accuracy of present predictors of wave setup. The results show that the new predictors outperform existing formulas demonstrating the capability of machine learning models to provide a physically sound description of wave setup.
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