Estimation of near-field characteristics of tsunami generation by submarine landslide

A. Najafi-Jilani, B. Ataie-Ashtiani

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Underwater landslide can trigger impulsive waves with high amplitude and run-up, which may cause substantial damage. In this work, the experimental investigations are performed to study the impulsive wave characteristics caused by underwater landslides. The effects of landslide geometry and kinematics on wave characteristics are studied by performing 84 laboratory experiments. The influences of thickness, volume and shape of failure mass on the characteristics of initial wave are discussed. The impacts of water body conditions such as the slope of sliding bed and the initial submergence of underwater landslide are also examined. The present experimental data as well as the available data in the literature are used to provide an applied method for prediction of the initial wave amplitude. The present prediction method is properly verified by several experimental, numerical and real case data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-557
Number of pages13
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Impulsive waves
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Submarine landslide
  • Underwater landslide


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