WIT Press

Numerical Simulation Of Middle-America Trench Generated Tsunamis, Their Coastal Arrival And Inundation Patterns In Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990201

Volume

43

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

854 kb

Author(s)

S. Farreras, M. Ortiz & O. Ramirez

Abstract

To assess the extent and consequences of Middle America Trench generated tsunami impact to Eastern Pacific coastal communities of Mexico, computer simulations are performed. The tsunami source is described as an ocean water disturbance generated by an earthquake sea-floor deformation, assumed as a mirror sea-surface motion image. Deep water linear wave theory for the generation and far ocean propagation, and shallow water non-linear wave theory close to the shore are considered. Non- linear discharge-depth relationships conditioned to the state of the water level at

Keywords