A 3-D complex physical model was constructed in the Tsunami Wave Basin at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University. The objective of the experiment was to measure both the tsunami velocity at offshore locations and the run-up velocities on the bathymetry. Since real world tsunami inundation may have inundation with or without wave breaking, and inundation with wave breaking, laboratory wave conditions were also chosen to have both types. Wave gages and ADVs (acoustic Doppler velocimeters) were used to measure the offshore wave height and wave speed, respectively, and PIV (particle image velocimetry) was used to measure the shallow water and run-up wave velocities on land where it could not be measured by the ADV. At this moment, only the ADV data is available online. The x coordinate is the crosstank direction while the y coordinate is the alongtank direction as shown in the figure below.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Rajesh Thyagarajan (2010), "Tsunami Inundation," http://nees.org/resources/788.