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The role of deposits in tsunami risk assessment

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DOI: 10.1061/40978(313)24

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Abstract

An incomplete catalogue of tsunamis in the written record hinders tsunami risk assessment. Tsunami deposits, hard evidence of tsunami, can be used to extend the written record. The two primary factors in tsunami risk, tsunami frequency and magnitude, can be addressed through field and modeling studies of tsunami deposits. Recent research has increased the utility of tsunami deposits in tsunami risk assessment by improving the ability to identify tsunami deposits and developing models to determine tsunami magnitude from deposit characteristics. Copyright ASCE 2008.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
The role of deposits in tsunami risk assessment
ISBN:
9780784409787
DOI:
10.1061/40978(313)24
Volume
313
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Solutions to Coastal Disasters Congress 2008: Tsunamis - Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters Congress 2008: Tsunamis
First page:
256
Last page:
267
Conference Title:
Solutions to Coastal Disasters Congress 2008: Tsunamis
Conference Location:
Oahu, HI
Conference Date:
13 April 2008 through 16 April 2008