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Determining the Added Hazard Potential of Tsunamis by Interaction with Ocean Swell and Wind Waves
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Experiment-5: EXP3-Tsunami-Swell_2 - Random swell with peak period of 2 s, significant waveheight of 5 cm, and tsunami mid-time series: Measurements of free surface elevation and near bottom velocities
Experiment Type: Tsunami Wave Basin
Description: This experiment investigated the interaction of a tsunami with a swell with a significant waveheight of 5cm and a peak period of 4 seconds. This condition has the lowest wave steepness of all the wave conditions tested; it was anticipated that evolution of the swell over the basin would be slow relative to other conditions, and thus interaction between this swell and the tsunami would be somewhat suppressed. The tsunami was inserted into the middle of the drive signal for the swell condition, thus allowing for interaction between incoming swell and reflected tsunami conditions.
Dates: March 08, 2010 - March 19, 2010
Facility: Oregon State University, OR, United States
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Tags (keywords):
  1. : Random swell
  2. tsunami
  3. free surface measurements
  4. near-bottom velocities
  5. reflection