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Influence of the Initial Wave Shape on Tsunami Wave Runup Characteristics


by Ira I. Didenkulova, (Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology, 21 Akadeemia tee, Tallinn 12618, Estonia. E-mail: ira@cs.ioc.ee and Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Uljanov Street, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia.), Efim Pelinovsky, (Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Uljanov Street, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia. E-mail: pelinovsky@hydro.appl.sci-nnov.ru), and Tarmo Soomere, (Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology, 21 Akadeemia tee, Tallinn 12618, Estonia.)
Section: Tsunami—Numerical Modelling, pp. 94-105, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40978(313)9)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008: Tsunamis
Abstract: The problem of the tsunami wave runup on a beach of constant slope is discussed in the framework of rigorous solutions of the one-dimensional nonlinear shallow-water theory. The key and novel moment here is the analysis of influence of initial wave shape on extreme (maximal) characteristics of the wave on a beach (runup and drawdown heights, runup and drawdown velocities and breaking parameter)


ASCE Subject Headings:
Tsunamis
Wave runup
Wave forces