Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
27 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 27 Mar 2015

Simulating tsunami propagation in fjords with long-wave models

F. Løvholt, S. Glimsdal, P. Lynett, and G. Pedersen


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Tsunamis induced by rock slides constitute a severe hazard to coastal fjord communities. Fjords are narrow and rugged with steep slopes, and modeling the short-frequency and high-amplitude tsunamis in this environment is demanding. In the present paper, our ability to simulate tsunami propagation and run-up in fjords for typical wave characteristics of rock-slide-induced waves is demonstrated. The simulations are compared with unique lab test data for a fjord in 1:500 scale.
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