Accession Number : AD0745420

Title :   A Study of Water Waves Generated by Tectonic Displacements.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Garcia,William J. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The Eulerian incomprssible hydrodynamic numerical modeling method was used to study tsunamis in the vicinity of their source. An example study was done using motion of the eastern end of the Mendocino Escarpment for the source. The resulting tsunami was observed for the first 200 seconds after generation. The initial single crest of the tsunami split into two crests moving in opposite directions. The waves were observed to be dispersive and additional crests had formed by the end of the observation period. Wave crest elevation, wave speed and water particle velocity were observed and analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, HYDRODYNAMICS), (*LITHOSPHERE, MOTION), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, VELOCITY, FLUID FLOW, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE