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Title: Tsunami elevation predictions for American Samoa
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pacific Ocean Division
Houston, James R. (James Robert), 1947-
Keywords: American Samoa
Finite element method
Mathematical models
Numerical models
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-80-16.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Frequency-of-occurrence curves for tsunami elevations in .American Samoa were determined. The islands of Tutuila, Aunuu, Ofu, Olosega, and Tau were considered in the analysis. A catalog of historical tsunamis in the Samoan Islands was compiled. Historical data were used to determine a frequency-of-occurrence curve for Pago Pago Harbor on Tutuila. A hybrid finite-element numerical model was then used to extend the historical data at Pago Pago to allow frequency-of-occurrence curves to be determined throughout American Samoa.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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