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Title: A numerical model for tsunami inundation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pacific Ocean Division.
Houston, James R. (James Robert), 1947-
Butler, H. Lee.
Keywords: Floods
Long waves
Mathematical models
Numerical model
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-79-2.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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