Accession Number:

ADA018421

Title:

Type 16 Flood Insurance Study: Tsunami Predictions for Monterey and San Francisco Bays and Puget Sound.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

271.0

Abstract:

Calculations of runup due to seismic sea waves tsunamis of distant origin were made for Monterey and San Francisco Bays and the greater part of Puget Sound. Those areas which are specifically included and excluded are listed. The values presented are interpreted as being equaled or exceeded on the average of once per 100 R100 or one per 500 R500 yr, whichever is indicated. All runup values, R100 and R500, are referenced to the mean sea level datum. The combined effects of astronomical tides and tsunamis are incorporated into the analysis as are certain local effects. The effects of wind waves superimposed on the tsunami have been neglected. The simultaneous occurrence of a storm surge and tsunami is considered highly improbable and therefore unlikely to constitute a l in 100- or 1 in 500- yr. event.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE