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Using tsunami deposits to improve assessment of tsunami risk

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Ewing L.Wallendorf L.Ewing L.Wallendorf L.

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Abstract

In many places in the world the written record of tsunamis is too short to accurately assess the risk of tsunamis. Sedimentary deposits left by tsunamis can be used to extend the record of tsunamis to improve risk assessment. The two primary factors in tsunami risk, tsunami frequency and magnitude, can be addressed through field and modeling studies of tsunami deposits. Recent advances in identification of tsunami deposits and in tsunami sedimentation modeling increase the utility of using tsunami deposits to improve assessment of tsunami risk.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Using tsunami deposits to improve assessment of tsunami risk
ISBN:
0784406057
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2002
First page:
836
Last page:
847
Number of Pages:
12
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2002 Conference
Conference Location:
San Diego, CA
Conference Date:
24 February 2002 through 27 February 2002