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Tsunami run-up (2)

Tsunami run-up (2)


The photo shows a tsunami run-up onto a 1:10 sloping beach with a offshore still water depth of 0.150 m in a hydraulic model at VAW. The dark area of the back wall shows the wave envelope. The top of the wave curls over and the wave breaks as a plunging breaker.


Hubert Chanson, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia


Heller, V., Unger, J., Hager, W.H. (2005). Tsunami Run-up – A hydraulic Perspective. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 131(9): 743-747.

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