Long-Wave Runup Models: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Friday Harbour, USA, 12-17 September 1995

Long-Wave Runup Models: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Friday Harbour, USA, 12-17 September 1995

By: Harry Yeh (author)Hardback

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Since September 1992, there has been an unprecedented number of major tsunami events. Chronologically, the ten sites were: Nicaragua, in September 1992; Flores, Indonesia, in December 1992; Okushiri, Japan, in July 1993; East Java, Indonesia, in June 1994; Shikotan, Russia, in October 1994; Mindoro, Philippines, in November 1994; Skagway, Alaska, in November 1994; East Timor, Indonesia, in May 1995; Irian Jaya, Indonesia, in February 1996; and Chombote, Peru, in February 1996. These tsunamis caused substantial damage and many casualties. Now is the time to review this extraordinary phenomenon so as to prepare for forthcoming tsunami events. The purpose of this book is to review and update knowledge of long-wave runups and recent experience in field surveys of tsunami runups. Comparisons of numerical, analytical and physical prediction models are made using existing laboratory and field data. Also presented are state-of-the-art tsunami prediction models and detailed discussions on tsunami runup phenomena.


On the interaction of water waves with islands, R.E. Meyer; review of tsunami simulation with a finite difference method, F. Imamura; review of finite element methods for tsunami simulations, R.A. Walters and T. Takagi; numerical prediction of solitary wave runup on vertical walls by finite-amplitude shallow-water wave model, N. Kobayashi and Y. Tega; fully nonlinear potential flow models used for long wave runup prediction, S. Grilli; physical model test of Hokkaido Nansei-Oki earthquake tsunami around Cape Aonae, K. Noguchi et al; analytic solutions of solitary wave runup on the conical island and on the revere beach, U. Kanoglu and C.E. Synolakis; application of linear theory to the computation of runup of solitary wave on a conical island, K. Fujima; and other papers.

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  • ISBN13: 9789810229092
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9789810229092
  • ISBN10: 9810229097

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