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The role of deposits in tsunami risk assessment

January 1, 2008

An incomplete catalogue of tsunamis in the written record hinders tsunami risk assessment. Tsunami deposits, hard evidence of tsunami, can be used to extend the written record. The two primary factors in tsunami risk, tsunami frequency and magnitude, can be addressed through field and modeling studies of tsunami deposits. Recent research has increased the utility of tsunami deposits in tsunami risk assessment by improving the ability to identify tsunami deposits and developing models to determine tsunami magnitude from deposit characteristics. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title The role of deposits in tsunami risk assessment
DOI 10.1061/40978(313)24
Authors B. Jaffe
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70032904
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization