Numerical modeling of sediment mass sliding and tsunami generation: The case of February 7, 1963, in Corinth Gulf, Greece

G. A. Papadopoulos, L. I. Lobkovsky, R. Kh Mazova, I. A. Garagash, V. Karastathis, L. Yu Kataeva, V. G. Kaz'min

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Abstract

Numerical modeling of a landslide process at the continental slope by taking into account slope parameters is performed for the tsunami event of February 7, 1963, reported in the Corinth Gulf, central Greece. A layered sediment structure was considered, and an initial external dynamic action at the landslide process was introduced. The results obtained were quite consistent with the observational runup data as well as with the results arrived at by conventional rigid-body and viscous-fluid models. However, this approach permits to describe in detail the formation of several wave groups and particular tsunami characteristics that are strongly dependent on the landslide model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-331
Number of pages17
JournalMarine Geodesy
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corinth gulf
  • Greece
  • Plastic flow
  • Shallow water equations
  • Stress-strain relation
  • Submarine slump
  • Tsunami wave
  • Yield stress

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