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1 May 2018 Run-up Heights of Tsunamis for Geometric Variables
Cheol Kang, Koo-Yong Park, Yong-Sik Cho
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Kang, C.; Park, K.-Y., and Cho, Y.-S., 2018. Run-up Heights of Tsunamis for Geometric Variables. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 731–735. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Since many islands are located in the South Sea of the Korean Peninsula, unexpected tsunamis could cause devastating damage. To investigate the effects of geometric variables on the maximum run-up heights of tsunamis, a numerical model is first employed. The model is based on the nonlinear shallow-water equations with a moving boundary treatment along the shoreline. The numerical model is then applied to simulation of maximum run-up heights of tsunamis approaching on islands with variable geometric conditions. The obtained numerical results can be used to a defense plan of islands in the case of real tsunami attacks.

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Cheol Kang, Koo-Yong Park, and Yong-Sik Cho "Run-up Heights of Tsunamis for Geometric Variables," Journal of Coastal Research 85(sp1), 731-735, (1 May 2018).
Received: 30 November 2017; Accepted: 10 February 2018; Published: 1 May 2018
run-up heights
shallow-water equations
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