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Numerical Simulation of Complex Tsunami Behavior
July/August 2011 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 50-57
Patrick Lynett, Texas A&M University
Philip Lui, Cornell University

Field observations alone rarely offer a complete picture of a tsunami's nearshore impact, and they're useful mainly in areas where tsunamis have already hit. Tsunami modeling is thus crucial to understanding and preparing for tsunami inundation. Recent research offers compelling examples of how basic modeling approaches can enhance our understanding of tsunami generation and propagation.

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Index Terms:
Tsunami, inundation, hybrid, coupled, simulation, turbulence, and scientific computing
Citation:
Patrick Lynett, Philip Lui, "Numerical Simulation of Complex Tsunami Behavior," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 50-57, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2011.22
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