Tsunami surge in a river: a hydraulic jump in an inhomogeneous channel

Caputo, Jean-Guy and Stepanyants, Y. A. (2007) Tsunami surge in a river: a hydraulic jump in an inhomogeneous channel. In: Tsunami and nonlinear waves. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 97-112. ISBN 978-3-540-71255-8

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A tsunami or storm surge propogating in a river is a very energetic phenomenon and not many human constructions can resist it. We will not consider here the case of the ocean where the bathymetry plays a crucial role in fixing the wave speed but a channel or river where the depth and width vary slowly compared with the wave length. We examined the propagation of a tsunami from the deep sea where non-linearity and dispersion are small to the coastline where those parameters become significant. In particular we showed on the inhomogeneous linear wave equation the importance of bathymetry in the wave amplification.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2010 02:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 01:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: tsunami; wave amplification; mathematical models; nonlinear waves
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010406 Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961002 Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5731

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