A Numerical Model for Tsunami Inundation.
Final rept. Nov 77-Oct 78,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A two-dimensional and time-dependent numerical model was developed that calculates the land inundation of a tsunami. The model solves long wave equations that include bottom friction terms. A coordinate transformation was used to allow the model to employ a smoothly varying grid that allows cells to be small in the inundation region and large in the ocean. The model was verified by simulating the 1964 Alaskan tsunami at Crescent City, California. An application of the model to calculate inundation in a region of Hawaii is presented. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Numerical Mathematics