Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Research article
19 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 19 Feb 2020

Assessing transportation vulnerability to tsunamis: utilising post-event field data from the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami, Japan, and the 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chile

James H. Williams, Thomas M. Wilson, Nick Horspool, Ryan Paulik, Liam Wotherspoon, Emily M. Lane, and Matthew W. Hughes


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Jan 2020) by Elena Petrova
AR by James Hilton Williams on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jan 2020) by Elena Petrova
Short summary
Post-event field survey data from two tsunami events, the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami, Japan, and the 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chile, are used in this study to develop fragility functions for roads and bridges. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of supplementing post-event field surveys with remotely sensed data. The resulting fragility functions address a substantial research gap in tsunami impacts on infrastructure and include a range of subtleties in asset and hazard characteristics.
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