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The hydrodynamics of landslide tsunamis: current analytical models and future research directions

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posted on 19.02.2016, 09:49 authored by Emiliano RenziEmiliano Renzi, Paolo Sammarco
Landslide generated tsunamis are lesser-known yet equally destructive than earthquake tsunamis. Indeed,the highest tsunami wave recorded in recent history was generated by a landslide in Lituya Bay (Alaska, July 9, 1958)and produced runup in excess of 400 m. In this paper, we review the state of the art of landslide tsunami analytical modelling. Within the framework of a linearised shallowwater theory, we illustrate the dynamics of landslide tsunami generation and propagation along beaches and around islands. Finally, we highlight some intriguing new directions in the analytical modelling of landslide tsunamis to support early warning systems.

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  • Science

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  • Mathematical Sciences

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Landslides

Citation

RENZI, E. and SAMMARCO, P., 2016. The hydrodynamics of landslide tsunamis: current analytical models and future research directions. Landslides, 13(6), pp.1369-1377.

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© Springer Verlag (Germany)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-016-0680-z

ISSN

1612-5118

Language

en