Reduction of Wind and Swell Waves by Mangroves
Coastal wetland conservation
Integrated delta management
This report focuses on mangrove forests and the role they can play in reducing wind and swell waves. While mangrove forests are usually found on shores with little incoming wave energy, they may receive larger waves during storms, hurricanes and periods of high winds. Large wind and swell waves can cause flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure. By reducing wave energy and height, mangroves can potentially reduce associated damage.
Author(s): McIvor, A.L., Möller, I., Spencer, T. and Spalding. M.