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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Cited articles

Blikra, L., Longva, O., Harbitz, C., and Løvholt, F.: Quantification of rock-avalanche and tsunami hazard in Storfjorden, western Norway, in: Landslides and Avalanches, ICFL 2005, Norway, Senneset, edited by: Senneset, K., Flaate, K., and Larsen, J. O., Taylor & Francis, London, UK, 57–64, 2005
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Harbitz, C. B., Glimsdal, S., Løvholt, F., Kveldsvik, V., Pedersen, G., and Jensen, A.: Rockslide tsunamis in complex fjords: from an unstable rock slope at Åkerneset to tsunami risk in western Norway, Coast. Eng., 88, 101–122, 2014.
Short summary
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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