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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE