Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Research article
18 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 18 Aug 2020

The 1958 Lituya Bay tsunami – pre-event bathymetry reconstruction and 3D numerical modelling utilising the computational fluid dynamics software Flow-3D

Andrea Franco, Jasper Moernaut, Barbara Schneider-Muntau, Michael Strasser, and Bernhard Gems

Data sets

Lituya Bay 1958 Tsunami - pre-event bathymetry reconstruction and 3D-numerical modelling utilizing the CFD software Flow-3D Andrea Franco

Model code and software

DGGS Elevation portal -- Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys DGGS\#65.14611:-155.74219:4

Short summary
This study highlights the use of the software Flow-3D in reproducing landslide-generated impulse waves. Due to the available data and the possibility of comparing the results with other previous works, a numerical modelling investigation on the 1958 Lituya Bay tsunami event is proposed. It is noted that the rockslide impact into the waterbody has a key role in the wave initiation and thus its propagation. The concept used in this work can be applied to prevent such phenomena in future.
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