# Water Waves Generated by Landslides in Reservoirs

*by*Robert L. Wiegel, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

Edward K. Noda, Grad. Student; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

Edward M. Kuba, Grad. Student; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

Dennis M. Gee, Grad. Student; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

Gordon F. Tornberg, Grand Student; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

**Serial Information**:

*Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division*, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 307-333

**Document Type:**Journal Paper

**Abstract:**

Results of hydraulic laboratory tests of an idealized rockfall are presented, with the main parameters being the ratio of rockfall width to water depth, λ/^{.5}. For a rather large range of these two parameters, a linear theory for the generation of water waves by a similar mechanism is shown to be useful as a guide to interpreting the results. For large values of the two parameters, especially λ/

**Subject Headings:**Landslides | Parameters (statistics) | Wave generation | Reservoirs | Linear functions | Water waves | Scale models | Laboratory tests

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