Accession Number : AD0683491

Title :   THE TSUNAMI OF THE ALASKAN EARTHQUAKE, 1964: ENGINEERING EVALUATION

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Basil W ; Torum, Alf

PDF Url : AD0683491

Report Date : May 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 471

Abstract : Relates earthquake to the generation, propagation, and dispersion of main tsunami waves. Complex tectonic movements pushed an initial wave 10 to 20 meters high along a front of 650 kilometers. Follows propagation of this enormous wave around the Pacific. Gives detailed studies of the main tsunami and local seismic sea waves for damaged areas. In addition to the wave analysis for each place, presents an engineering evaluation for severely damaged areas. Includes marigrams of component waves and oscillations for many places. Relates the tsunami waves to local bay and shelf oscillations, and to the local tides.

Descriptors :   *ALASKA, *EARTHQUAKES, *OCEAN WAVES, COASTAL REGIONS, DAMAGE, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), HARBORS, PROPAGATION, SCATTERING, SEISMIC WAVES, SOURCES, STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE