Lee, S.-Y.; Kim, D.-H.; Kim, D.-S.; Kim, H.-J.; Jeong, Y.-H.; Hong, S.-J., and Lee, H.-Y., 2021. Applicability of disaster scale criteria for swell-like waves based on wave overtopping predictions. In: Lee, J.L.; Suh, K.-S.; Lee, B.; Shin, S., and Lee, J. (eds.), Crisis and Integrated Management for Coastal and Marine Safety. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 114, pp. 226–230. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
In this study, a wave overtopping prediction system was established for 10 major ports adjacent to 10 testbeds in South Korea, and a qualitative assessment of the system's reproducibility was performed through field surveys. The system estimates the probability of wave overtopping hazards, which is required for responding to disasters caused by swell-like waves. Wave overtopping prediction requires information on artificial structures in the major ports near the testbeds, swell-like wave predictions, and wave overtopping rate calculations. The threshold for defining wave overtopping hazards that can affect the hinterland, facilities, and residents in coastal areas was set to 0.01 m3/s/m, in accordance with EurOtop standards (Pullen et al., 2018) and the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The results of this study can be used to facilitate decision-making by providing qualitative estimations of wave overtopping hazards at various levels. By comparing the results to standard values, the risk of swell-like waves in testbeds along the East Sea coast can be determined. The proposed system can be used to avoid casualties and property damage in the event of a wave-overtopping disaster.