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Determining the Added Hazard Potential of Tsunamis by Interaction with Ocean Swell and Wind Waves
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Experiment-6: EXP4-Tsunami-Swell_3 - Random swell with peak period of 2 s, significant waveheight of 10 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 wave height of 10cm and a peak period of 2 seconds. This is the steepest wave condition run. The evolution of the swell wave field, due to this high degree of steepness, was expected to be quite rapid and cyclical, and would thus likely have distinct interaction features with the tsunami that would be distinct from other wave conditions. 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