Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
03 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 03 Mar 2023

Scenario-based modelling of waves generated by sublacustrine explosive eruptions at Lake Taupō, New Zealand

Matthew W. Hayward, Emily M. Lane, Colin N. Whittaker, Graham S. Leonard, and William L. Power

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In this paper, 20 explosive volcanic eruption scenarios of differing location and magnitude are simulated to investigate tsunami generation in Lake Taupō, New Zealand. A non-hydrostatic multilayer numerical scheme resolves the highly dispersive generated wavefield. Inundation, hydrographic and related hazard outputs are produced, indicating that significant inundation around the lake shore begins above 5 on the volcanic explosivity index.
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