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Case study: Mapping tsunami hazards associated with debris flow into a reservoir

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

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DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2006)132:1(1)

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Abstract

Debris-flow generated impulse waves (tsunamis) pose hazards in lakes, especially those used for hydropower or recreation. We describe a method for assessing tsunami-related hazards for the case in which inundation by coherent water waves, rather than chaotic splashing, is of primary concern. The method involves an experimentally based initial condition (tsunami source) and a Boussinesq model for tsunami propagation and inundation. Model results are used to create hazard maps that offer guidance for emergency planners and responders. An example application explores tsunami hazards associated with potential debris flows entering Baker Lake, a reservoir on the flanks of the Mount Baker volcano in the northwestern United States. ?? 2006 ASCE.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Case study: Mapping tsunami hazards associated with debris flow into a reservoir
Series title:
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
DOI:
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2006)132:1(1)
Volume
132
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1
Last page:
11
Number of Pages:
11