Ocean current might be a useful tool to suppress ocean waves that approach a particular region of interest. A reliable short term sheltering approach might be enough in some areas where a heavy and/or permanent protection system is impractical, considering its usage, duration of deployment and money involved. This study is carried out using a 3D finite difference numerical model. The model is presently developed for long crested waves and uniform current by the vertical integration of the continuity equation and the equations of motion. A semi-implicit finite difference technique is employed for the discretization of the governing equations in time and space. Results are shown in terms of wave height distributions, reflection and transmission coefficients for varying currents, incident wave and current angles.

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