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Sandy signs of a tsunami's onshore depth and speed

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1029/2007EO520001

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Abstract

Tsunamis rank among the most devastating and unpredictable natural hazards to affect coastal areas. Just 3 years ago, in December 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami caused more than 225,000 deaths. Like many extreme events, however, destructive tsunamis strike rarely enough that written records span too little time to quantify tsunami hazard and risk. Tsunami deposits preserved in the geologic record have been used to extend the record of tsunami occurrence but not the magnitude of past events. To quantify tsunami hazard further, we asked the following question: Can ancient deposits also provide guidance on the expectable water depths and speeds for future tsunamis?

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sandy signs of a tsunami's onshore depth and speed
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1029/2007EO520001
Volume
88
Issue:
52
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
577
Last page:
578