Tsunami Modeling from Submarine Landslides

Kenji Satake, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

This paper describes a kinematic model that computes tsunamis generated from submarine landslides. The model is based on bathymetric (ocean floor modeling) data and historical tsunami data. The papers' main focus is the application of the model to the 1741 Oshima-Oshima Tsunami in Japan and landslide events around the Hawaiian Islands. This paper was presented at the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program Review and International Tsunami Symposium in Seattle, Washington on August 10, 2001.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Topics: Ocean, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography