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Frequency Distributions of Tsunami Runups in Hawaii

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Title:Frequency Distributions of Tsunami Runups in Hawaii
Authors:Cox, Doak C.
LC Subject Headings:Tsunami hazard zones -- Hawaii.
Flood damage prevention -- United States.
Date Issued:Jun 1978
Publisher:Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Cox DC. 1978. Frequency distributions of tsunami runups in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Environmental Center, University of Hawaii.
Abstract:The coastal high hazard zone to be established under the National Flood Insurance Program is to be the 100-year tsunami inundation zone. Toward the delineation of the zone Houston et a1. (1977) have estimated frequency distributions of tsunami runups at over 500 sites along Hawaiian coasts. The distributions are based in general on synthesized run ups at each site of the tsunamis considered significant in Hawaii since 1837. The synthetic runups were based, for the most part, on runup patterns initially computed using a numerical analysis model from a typical tsunami source in each of several Pacific-rim source regions, but adjusted by comparison with the patterns of runups measured at many coastal sites since 1946, and further adjusted in accordance with the intensity of each tsunami in the historic record as indicated by the records since 1837 at a few sites.
Pages/Duration:7, [8] p.
Appears in Collections: Environmental Center Special Reports

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