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Lecture 7: Tsunamis

by: Danielle Chen

Lecture 7: Tsunamis XEPS 80

Danielle Chen

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Overall information about Tsunamis from causation to mitigation.
earth and planetary science
Scott Hassler
Class Notes
EARTH, Tsunami, Enviorment
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Danielle Chen on Sunday October 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to XEPS 80 at University of California Berkeley taught by Scott Hassler in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see earth and planetary science in Enviornmental Sciences at University of California Berkeley.


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Date Created: 10/16/16
Lecture 7 10/5/16 Tsunamis Tsunami: ​a series of anomalously larger ocean surface waves 1. Periods of 10 min to 2 hrs 2. Wavelengths of 100-500 km 3. Speeds of 800-1000 km per hour 4. Whole water column in motion Normal Ocean Waves:​caused by the wind, weather, tides, currents 1. Periods 5-20 secs 2. Wavelengths of 100-200 meters 3. Speeds of 8-100km/hr 4. Only top part of the ocean moves 5. Waves break as they enter shallow water ~½ wavelength Tsunami ● break far offshore due to long wavelengths ● strike the coast as a series of ​surges​ not as waves per say ● Transports energy across oceans basins very efficiently Causes 1. Volvaria Eruptivos 2. Subaqueous landslides 3. Extraterrestrial impact 4. Earthquakes Bigger tsunami from: ● High magnitude EQs ● Shallow focus ● Cause damage via erosion, transportation and deposition Tsunami Prediction 1. Historical studies 2. Modeling a. Modeling tsunami generation/propagation b. Modeling inundation 3. Monitoring a. Ex: DART 11 system and the early warning system Tsunami Mitigation 1. Early warning and evacuation coastal protection 2. Coastal protection


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